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Ariadne auf Naxos

Opera: Work details

Composer: Richard Strauss
Music title: Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60
Librettist: Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Work definition: Opera in a prologue and one act
Language: German
Notes: The original 'Ariadne auf Naxos' was a one-act opera that followed the play 'Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme' by Molière as the entertainment provided by the main character (Monsieur Jourdain) for his guests. Strauss conducted the premiere on 25 October 1912. For the subsequent two-act version, Hugo von Hofmannsthal wrote a Prologue, set behind the stage of a private theatre in an anonymous rich man's house, which was followed by a reworking of the original one-act opera.
World premiere: 4 October 1916, Hofoper, Vienna
ROH premiere: 27 May 1924, Grand Opera Syndicate Limited
ROH company premiere: 6 December 1976, The Royal Opera, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Productions
Ariadne auf Naxos (1976) The Royal Opera (2 performances online)
Ariadne auf Naxos (1985) The Royal Opera (2 performances online)
Ariadne auf Naxos (2002) The Royal Opera (21 performances online)