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Ariadne auf Naxos

Author: Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Music: Richard Strauss

Productions

Stuttgart, 1912
Vienna, 1916
Covent Garden, 1924
Theatre Royal Nottingham, 1981
London Coliseum, 1981, ENO

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Stuttgart
First performance: 12th October 1912

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Vienna (revised version)
First performance: 4th October 1916

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Covent Garden
First performance: 27th May 1924

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Theatre Royal Nottingham
First performance: 25th March 1981

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London Coliseum
1981
English Translation: Tom Hammond (with acknowledgement to Alfred Kalish).
Conductor: James Lockhart. Producer: Jeremy James Taylor.
Designers: Douglas Heap, Deirdre Clancy. Lighting: Mark Henderson.
Choreographer: Hugh Halliday. Staff Producer: Peter Foster.

CharacterPlayed By
Characters in the Prologue
The Music MasterNeil Howlett
The Major-DomoPaul Brooke
A FootmanRoger Ashton-Griffiths
An OfficerDerek Booth
The ComposerSally Burgess
The Tenor, later BacchusKenneth Woollam
The Wig-makerAntony Brahms
ZerbinettaMarilyn Hill Smith
The Prima Donna, later AriadneLinda Esther Gray
The Dancing MasterStuart Kale
HarlequinNiall Murray
ScaramuccioTerry Jenkins
TruffaldinoIan Comboy
BrighellaEdward Byles
Characters in the Opera
AriadneLinda Esther Gray
BacchusKenneth Woollam
Naiad, one of three nymphsDiane Mansfield
Dryad, one of three nymphsShelagh Squires
Echo, one of three nymphsElizabeth Brice
Zerbinetta, character of the IntermezzoMarilyn Hill Smith
Harlequin, character of the IntermezzoNiall Murray
Scaramuccio, character of the IntermezzoTerry Jenkins
Truffaldino, character of the IntermezzoIan Comboy
Brighella, character of the IntermezzoEdward Byles
Extra Orchestral Players
PianoHazel Vivienne
HarmoniumRosemary Barnes
CelesteJames Holmes
2nd HarpCherry Isherwood
Guest Principal CelloNicholas Gethin
ActorsSandra Arabian, Joanna Douglas, Hugh Arnold, David Aldridge, Alan Schneider, Raymond Williams

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