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Ariadne Auf Naxos 2nd, 23 July 1971

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Richard Strauss

Librettist: Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Conductor: Aldo Ceccato

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Music Master: Thomas Hemsley

Major Domo: Richard Van Allan

Lackey: Thomas Lawlor

Officer: Terry Jenkins

Composer: Delia Wallis

Bacchus: Helge Brilioth

Wig-Maker: William Elvin

Zerbinetta: Sylvia Geszty

Ariadne: Helen Vanni

Dancing Master: Alexander Oliver

Harlekin: John Gibbs

Scaramuccio: Maurice Arthur

Brighella: John Fryatt

Truffaldin: Dennis Wicks

Naiade: Teresa Cahill

Dryade: Enid Hartle

Echo: Yvonne Fuller

Production Team

Original Producer: John Cox

Set Designer: Michael Annals

Costume Designer: Michael Annals

Lighting Designer: Robert Ornbo