classical music, opera, theatre

R. Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos

Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

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It is traditional for the BFO to kick off each season with a new opera production. This time around we can look forward to Ariadne auf Naxos, composed by the experimentally inclined Richard Strauss to a libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal and staged by the team of Iván Fischer and the outstanding actress and commedia dell'arte specialist Chiara D'Anna, with internationally renowned singers serving as the soloists. The main part of the opera was originally preceded by Molière's play Le bourgeois gentilhomme, with incidental music by Strauss, but owing to the length this entailed, the creators themselves later changed it to an operatic prologue. In this production, a suite compiled from that incidental music will introduce the work prior to the intermission. The original version - in an audience-friendly guise.

A joint production by the BFO, Müpa Budapest and the Iván Fischer Opera Company, Vicenza Opera Festival and Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi.

Presented by: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Müpa Budapest


  • Iván Fischer
  • Bacchus
    Andrew Staples
  • Zerbinetta
    Anna-Lena Elbert
  • Ariadne
    Emily Magee
  • Harlequin
    Gurgen Baveyan
  • Scaramuccio
    Stuart Patterson
  • Truffaldino
    Daniel Noyola
  • Brighella
    Juan de Dios Mateos
  • Naiad
    Samantha Gaul
  • Dryad
    Olivia Vermeulen
  • Echo
    Mirella Hagen
  • Budapest Festival Orchestra
  • Co-director
    Chiara D'Anna

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