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Ariadne auf Naxos (2nd version), 13 August 1981

The Opera

Venue: Royal Albert Hall, London

Composer: Richard Strauss

Librettist: Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Conductor: Gustav Kuhn

Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra


Music Master: Donald Bell

Major Domo: William Fox

Lackey: John Hall

Officer: Hugh Hetherington

Composer: Maria Ewing

Bacchus: Dennis Bailey

Wig-Maker: Omar Ebrahim

Zerbinetta: Gianna Rolandi

Ariadne: Helena Dose

Dancing Master: Alexander Oliver

Harlekin: Dale Duesing

Scaramuccio: Alexander Oliver

Brighella: John Fryatt

Truffaldin: Willard White

Naiade: Deborah Rees

Dryade: Fiona Kimm

Echo: Elizabeth Ritchie

Production Team

Costume Designer: Michael Annals

Revival Producer: Moran Caplat