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Wolf Trap Opera Presents "Ariadne auf Naxos"

Wolf Trap Opera Offers Free Online Streaming of 2019 productions of "Ariadne Auf Naxos"

Ariadne auf Naxos was presented at The Barns at Wolf Trap in July of 2019.

Music by Richard Strauss
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Combining slapstick comedy and beautiful music in a competition of “high” and “low” art, Ariadne auf Naxos is a cock-eyed tale about art, love, and infidelity. A wealthy patron commissions two pieces of entertainment for a party—an opera based on the Ariadne myth and a comedy by a song and dance troupe. Shortly before the performances are to begin, he orders that they be performed simultaneously in order for a fireworks display to begin on time. What follows is a class war in Strauss’ brilliant opera based on a Molière comedy. "A tale of everyday farce and mythical fantasy." The New York Timesexclaims Ariadne auf Naxos is “plush and lyrical."


Music Master - Joshua Conyers
Major-Domo - Conor McDonald
Composer - Lindsay Kate Brown
Tenor - Ian Koziara
Zerbinetta - Alexandra Nowakowski
Prima Donna - Alexandria Shiner
Dancing Master - Ian McEuen
Ariadne - Alexandria Shiner
Bacchus - Ian Koziara
Lackey – Jeremy Harr*
Officer – Bradley Bickhardt*
Wigmaker – Wilford Kelly*
Najade – Meagan Rao*
Dryade – Anastasiia Sidorova*
Echo – Ashley Marie Robillard*
Harlekin – Michael Pandolfo*
Truffaldin – Ron Dukes*
Scaramuccio – Victor Cardamone*
Brighella – Seiyoung Kim*


Conductor – Emily Senturia
Director – Tara Faircloth
Scenic Designer – Laura Fine Hawkes
Costume Designer – Rooth Varland
Lighting Designer – Robert H. Grimes
Wig & Makeup Designer – Anne Nesmith


Cover Conductor – James Maverick
Musical Preparation – Nate Raskin, Thomas Morris, and James Maverick
German Coach – Thomas Lausmann
Assistant Director – Emily Cuk
Production Stage Manager – Jordan Braun
Assistant Stage Manager – Julie Marie Langevin
Supertitle Coordinator – Robert Bosworth

Make-Up Provided By M•A•C

*Studio Artist



Dan and Gayle D’Aniello
2019 Wolf Trap Opera Season Underwriters

Ed and Andy Smith
2019 Performance Sponsors

Opera streaming video presentations are made possible with support from The Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation.

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