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Ariadne Auf Naxos 2nd, 23 July 1957

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Richard Strauss

Librettist: Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Conductor: John Pritchard

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Music Master: Thomas Hemsley

Major Domo: James Atkins

Lackey: Frederick Westcott

Officer: John Carolan

Composer: Elisabeth Soderstrom

Bacchus: David Lloyd

Wig-Maker: Gwyn Griffiths

Zerbinetta: Sari Barabas

Ariadne: Lucine Amara

Dancing Master: Hugues Cuenod

Harlekin: Heinz Blankenburg

Scaramuccio: Kevin Miller

Brighella: Edward Byles

Truffaldin: Peter Lagger

Naiade: Rosl Schwaiger

Dryade: Monica Sinclair

Echo: Pilar Lorengar

Production Team

Original Producer: Carl Ebert

Set Designer: Oliver Messel

Costume Designer: Oliver Messel