28th November

Concert will begin at 17:00 hours GMT

Archival recording: Strauss' 'Ariadne auf Naxos' with Secunde, Knig and Gamberoni from Seattle

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Strauss' 'Ariadne auf Naxos' is an opera with a German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. The opera was originally conceived as a thirty-minute divertissement to be performed at the end of Hofmannsthal's adaptation of Molière's play Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. Besides the opera, Strauss provided incidental music to be performed during the play. Performers:

The Music Master:, Jan Opalach.
The Major Domo: Ray Reinhardt.
A Lackey:  Archie Drake.
An officer: Paul Gudas.
The composer: Rebecca Russell.
The Tenor/Bacchus: Klaus König.
A Wigmaker: Byron Ellis.
Zerbinetta: Kathryn Gamberoni.
The Prima Donna/ Ariadne: Nadine Secunde.
The Dancing Master: Darren Keith Wood.
Naiad: Karol Hansen.
Dryad: Kathryn Garber.
Ecbo: Mary McLaughlin.
Harlequin: Erich Parce.
Brighella: Darren Keith Wood.
Truffaldino: John Kuether.
Scaramuccio: Paul Gudas.

Seattle Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Hermann Michael.

Recorded 28 January 1991.


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