This new production of Ariadne auf Naxos directed by Katie Mitchell was performed in July 2018 at Festival d’Aix.
Strauss and his librettist pit the spoken and sung word against each other on the pretext of organising a performance of a short opera (also called Ariadne on Naxos ) and a divertimento in the Commedia dell’arte tradition. The two companies involved vie with each other in aesthetic debates and amorous quips, which continuously spice up the preparations and performance.
From the very opening bars of the work, the breath-taking powers of invention of the composer are strikingly apparent, and this is sustained to the very end.
The Orchestre de Chambre de Paris is directed by Jérémy Rhorer.
A Festival d’Aix-en-Provence production, in coproduction with Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg, the Royal Danish Opera, the Finnish National Opera and the Gran Teatre del Liceu.
Meet the artistic team on Wednesday 13 March at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées ! Book your place.
From 21 to 30 March
Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
15 avenue Montaigne
Duration : 2h50 approx.
In German with English and French subtitles.
Get a 30% discount on your tickets with the code BRITARIANE when making your booking online.