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Ariadne Auf Naxos 2nd, 11 September 1971

The Opera

Venue: Grand Theatre, Leeds

Composer: Richard Strauss

Librettist: Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Conductor: Myer Fredman

Orchestra: Northern Sinfonia Orchestra


Music Master: Brian Donlan

Major Domo: Roderic Keating

Lackey: Gavin Walton

Officer: Malcolm Williams

Composer: Delia Wallis

Bacchus: Wilmer Neufeld

Wig-Maker: Edward Sadler

Zerbinetta: Deborah Cook

Ariadne: Vivien Townley

Dancing Master: Anthony Bremner

Harlekin: Donald Rutherford

Scaramuccio: Terry Jenkins

Brighella: Ian Caley

Truffaldin: Wyndham Parfitt

Naiade: Angela Whittingham

Dryade: Shelagh Squires

Echo: Angela Bostock

Production Team

Original Producer: John Cox

Set Designer: Michael Annals

Costume Designer: Michael Annals

Lighting Designer: Robert Ornbo