2. Ariadne auf Naxos. Opera in One Act with a Prologue. Music by Richard Strauss. Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. First Performance. Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi lllica, based on episodes from As revised, Ariadne auf Naxos premiered at the Hofoper in Vienna on. Ariadne auf Naxos ( version) (). Duration: minutes. Opera in one act with a prologue (Revised version of score). English Deutsch. Libretto by .

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The instrumentation of the work is unusual, as its complement of ‘double woodwind’ is accompanied by significantly reduced brass and string forces on the one hand, and by a generous percussion section on the other.

Auf die Szene, wenn ich bitten darf!

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Shall the fireworks take place all the same? No, she hears us I Echo. To think that they are women who would like him, just because Harlequin.

Ich muss nqxos den Grafen sprechen! Was not the world’s weight on my breast? O, lafi deine Augen mich seh’n sh net No. For Piano at 4 hands Shadows are flitting Where one dark shadow broods: Bacchus shakes his head.

Ariadne auf Naxos

Pause not, pause not, voice enchanting; Sing librettto, mystic songster, sadly: Sie ist bei der Toilette. So war es mit Pagliazzo Und mit Mezzetin! Zerbinetta and the comedians cannot believe in her desperation and Harlequin vainly tries to cheer her with a song about the joys of life.


Hush, let us listen.

Richard Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos ( version) – Opera

Now am I other than erstwhile I was! Interpreters of the role of Ariadne at the Met have included Jessye Norman akf appearances from to and Deborah Voigt 17 appearances from to Dancing and singing they disappear.

The play was followed by a new and, for its time, radical through-composed entertainment, colliding opera seria with commedia dell’arte as librettk alternative to the Turkish theatricals of the original play. The three nymphs excitedly announce the arrival of the young god Bacchus, who has just escaped from the sorceress Circe. Wozu leben in ihr?

Lubretto pays no heed. Ariadne retreats to the mouth of the cave. Walks round the stage to the right. Ariadne auf Naxos discography. Auf dem Theater spiele ich die Kokette, wer sagt, dass mein Herz dabei im Spiele ist? Magician thou, that changest all! Josephslegende Schlagobers Aariadne Feste A useless burden am I to the earth. Bacchus with a sound as of playful scorn, a little nearer. Circe, du hast mir fast nichts getan!

And will you have no partner of your sorrows But heartless rock and unresponsive ocean?

The dancing master explains to Zerbinetta the advantages of her show following the opera, while the music master tries to soothe the prima donna by telling her that only Ariadne will be remembered the next day. Du bist wie ich – das lrdische unvorhanden in deiner Seele. Sing on, mystic songster, sadly: The composer is struck by her beauty but horrified when he learns that her performance is to follow his opera. Oh shattered heart, oh, cease thy bootless throbbing.


What ill was in thy mind, enchantress, To wreak on me? Here all is tainted!

Dryad speaking to Ariadne. This later version remains the one that is regularly performed today. ECHO vogelhaft Ach, dass nicht wir es gewesen sind. The incidental music from the play was retained and Strauss wrote some additional material, particularly for Act III with its opportunities for naxis items and chorus. Ariadne paying no heed to them, continues her monologue.

She renews her bitter moan. Zerbinetta is told the opera’s plot and devises a synopsis for the combined entertainment. The incidental music that Strauss had akf would reappear later as Le Bourgeois gentilhomme Suite