Ariadne auf Naxos

Send in the Clowns

It isn’t easy being the richest man in Vienna, especially when you’re hosting the party to end all parties. His Major-Domo dishes the dirt: “Can you believe it? My master plans the perfect evening—a sumptuous dinner and spectacular fireworks, to begin promptly at nine, with a little theatrical diversion he has so generously commissioned in between—a brand-new opera seria, followed by a comedy troupe, to cleanse the musical palate. And what happens? Total chaos!

Written for 16 soloists and a Mozartian orchestra of 36 players, Ariadne auf Naxos is Strauss’s most enchanting and wittiest opera, a comic collision of idealism and reality, of backstage grit and onstage glory. Vocal and theatrical fireworks abound in this new production by Tim Albery, whose previous Santa Fe successes include Arabella, 2012; La Finta Giardiniera, 2015.


Season

2018

Music By

Richard Strauss

Libretto by

Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Sung In

German

Instant Translation Screen

English
Spanish


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“Long live the politico-satrical-parodistic opera!”

Richard Strauss [in a letter to his librettist Hugo von Hoffmannsthal]

Artists

Amanda Echalaz
Amanda Echalaz

The Prima Donna/Ariadne

Bruce Sledge
Bruce Sledge

The Tenor/Bacchus

Erin Morley
Erin Morley

Zerbinetta

Amanda Majeski
Amanda Majeski

The Composer

Rod Gilfry
Rod Gilfry

The Music Master

Brenton Ryan
Brenton Ryan

The Dancing Master

Jarrett Ott
Jarrett Ott

Harlequin

Matthew DiBattista
Matthew DiBattista

Scaramuccio

Kevin Burdette
Kevin Burdette

The Major Domo

Tim Albery
Tim Albery

Director

James Gaffigan
James Gaffigan

Conductor

Tobias Hoheisel
Tobias Hoheisel

Scenic and Costume Design

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Dining

Dining

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Transportation

Transportation

Book a comfortable round-trip ride from Santa Fe or Albuquerque.

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Tours

Tours

Go behind the scenes with our Backstage and "Opera Ranch" Tours.

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Lectures

Lectures

Discover more about each production through our complimentary prelude talks.

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