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Ariadne Auf Naxos 2nd, 27 July 1958

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Richard Strauss

Librettist: Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Conductor: John Pritchard

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Music Master: Thomas Hemsley

Major Domo: David Franklin

Lackey: Frederick Westcott

Officer: Andre Dorval

Composer: Helga Pilarczyk

Bacchus: Richard Lewis

Wig-Maker: Gwyn Griffiths

Zerbinetta: Rita Streich

Ariadne: Lucine Amara

Dancing Master: Hugues Cuenod

Harlekin: Heinz Blankenburg

Scaramuccio: John Kentish

Brighella: Duncan Robertson

Truffaldin: John Holmes

Naiade: Jacqueline Delman

Dryade: Monica Sinclair

Echo: Pilar Lorengar

Production Team

Original Producer: Carl Ebert

Set Designer: Oliver Messel

Costume Designer: Oliver Messel