R Strauss - Ariadne auf Naxos | Orfeo C996202

R Strauss - Ariadne auf Naxos

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Label: Orfeo

Cat No: C996202

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 5th March 2021

Contents

Artists

Johan Botha
Soile Isokoski
Daniela Fally
Sophie Koch
Peter Mati
Jochen Schmeckenbecher
Daniel Lokos
Norbert Ernst
Wong Cheol Song
Marcus Pelz
Adam Plachetka
Carlos Osuna
Jongmin Park
Benjamin Bruns
Valentina Nafornita
Rachel Frenkel
Olga Bezsmertna
Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper

Conductor

Christian Thielemann

Works

Strauss, Richard

Ariadne auf Naxos, op.60

Artists

Johan Botha
Soile Isokoski
Daniela Fally
Sophie Koch
Peter Mati
Jochen Schmeckenbecher
Daniel Lokos
Norbert Ernst
Wong Cheol Song
Marcus Pelz
Adam Plachetka
Carlos Osuna
Jongmin Park
Benjamin Bruns
Valentina Nafornita
Rachel Frenkel
Olga Bezsmertna
Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper

Conductor

Christian Thielemann

About

This live recording of Ariadne auf Naxos in October 2014 not only took place at the site of the premiere of the opera’s revised version, but also marked Christian Thielemann’s first conducting engagement for a Strauss opera at the opera house on the Ring. The cast includes Soile Isokoski (Ariadne), Johan Botha (Bachus), in one of his last performances before his untimely death, Daniela Fally (Zerbinetta), Sophie Koch (the composer), Jochen Schmeckenbecher (the music teacher) and Peter Mati (the dancing master).

Strauss’s first version of Ariadne was intended to follow a performance of Molière’s Le Bourgeois gentilhomme; for this reason, the premiere was six hours long and many in the audience felt that they had just attended a first-rate funeral. Clearly, the work needed some restructuring: Molière’s play was replaced by the Prologue, and premiered four years later on 4 October 1916 at Vienna’s Court Opera (today’s State Opera).

Cast:
- Der Haushofmeister: Peter Mati
- Ein Musiklehrer: Jochen Schmeckenbecher
- Der Komponist: Sophie Koch
- Primadonna / Ariadne: Soile Isokoski
- Der Tenor / Bacchus: Johan Botha
- Ein Offizier: Daniel Lökös
- Ein Tanzmeister: Norbert Ernst
- Der Perückenmacher: Wong Cheol Song
- Ein Lakai: Marcus Pelz
- Zerbinetta: Daniela Fally
- Harlekin: Adam Plachetka
- Scaramuccio: Carlos Osuna
- Truffaldin: Jongmin Park
- Brighella: Benjamin Bruns
- Najade: Valentina Nafornita
- Dryade: Rachel Frenkel
- Echo: Olga Bezsmertna

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