Richard Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos

Sven-Eric Bechtolf (stage director), Daniel Harding (conductor) — With Emily Magee (The Prima Donna/Ariadne), Elena Mosuc (Zerbinetta), Jonas Kaufmann (The Tenor/Bacchus)

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Sven-Eric Bechtolf — Stage director

Rolf Glittenberg — Set designer

Marianne Glittenberg — Costumes

Heinz Spoerli — Choreographer

Ronny Dietrich — Dramaturgy

Jürgen Hoffmann — Lighting

Emily Magee — The Prima Donna/Ariadne

Elena Moșuc — Zerbinetta

Jonas Kaufmann — The Tenor/Bacchus

Eva Liebau — Naiad/A Shepherdess

Marie-Claude Chappuis — Dryad/A Shepherd

Eleonora Buratto — Echo/A Singer

Gabriel Bermúdez — Harlequin

Michael Laurenz — Scaramuccio

Tobias Kehrer — Truffaldino

Martin Mitterrutzner — Brighella

Peter Matić — The Major-Domo

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The first opera premiere of the Wiener Philharmoniker at the 2012 Salzburg Festival – conducted by Daniel Harding – will feature a familiar work in an unfamiliar guise: Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos had its world premiere in the original version one hundred years ago. The Salzburg Festival celebrates this anniversary as homage to the three founding fathers as well, since Strauss and Hofmannsthal dedicated this opera to Max Reinhardt.

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