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Ariadne Auf Naxos 1st, 12 August 1962

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Richard Strauss

Librettist: Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Conductor: Silvio Varviso

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Najade: Day McAusland

Dryade: Jean Allister

Echo: Morag Noble

Ariadne: Enriqueta Tarres

Harlekin: Heinz Blankenburg

Zerbinetta: Reri Grist

Brighella: Duncan Robertson

Truffaldino: Dennis Wicks

Scaramuccio: Adrian de Peyer

Bacchus: Richard Lewis

Production Team

Original Producer: Carl Ebert

Set Designer: Oliver Messel

Costume Designer: Oliver Messel

Choreographer: Michael Holmes

Revival Producer: Peter Ebert