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Opera in one act with prologue
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
First performed in Hofoper, Vienna, 4th October 1916
Editions Boosey & Hawkes represented by Atlantis Musikbuch-Verlag AG, Zurich

New production
Coproduction Opéra national de Lorraine, Semperoper de Dresde and Opéra de Lausanne

Prima Donna / Ariadne Christina Nilsson
Tenor / Bacchus Michael König
Zerbinetta Marie-Ève Munger
Komponist Deirdre Angenent
Musiklehrer Oliver Zwarg
Harlekin Johnathan McCullough
Scaramuccio François Piolino
Truffaldin Daniel Golossov
Brighella Aurélien Reymond-Moret
Najade Julie Martin du Theil
Echo Rira Kim
Dryade Myriam Bouhzada
Tanzmeister Andreas Jaeggi
Haushofmeister Martin Turba
Perrückenmacher / Circe Joël Terrin
Lakai Raphaël Hardmeyer
Offizier Fernando Cuellar LeonJoël Terrin

Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne

Conductor Frank Beermann
Director David Hermann
Set designer Paul Zoller
Costume designer Michaela Barth
Lighting designer Fabrice Kebour

Sunday 17 March 2019, 5PM
Wednesday 20
March 2019, 7PM
Friday 22
March 2019, 8PM
Sunday 24
March 2019, 3PM

Ticket price CHF 25.- to 175.-
Approximate duration: 2h35 (one intermissions included)

The legend of Ariane on Naxos has been adapted numerous times for the opera since the 17th century, but Strauss and Hofmannsthal add the element of a play within a play, which allows for the violence and tragedy of Strauss to coexist with the elegance of his Rosenkavalier or Capriccio, his means of expressing his refinement through rococo.

Events around the production

Espace 2 radio programme

Saturday 13 April 2019, 8PM
Work to be broadcast in À l'Opéra

Backstage tour

Monday 4 March 2019, 6PM to 7:15PM
A few days before the premiere of each show, visit the behind the scenes! The visit is in French.
Entrance fee: CHF 10.-
Information and registration: 021 315 40 59 or isabelle.ravussin[at]lausanne.ch

Forum Opéra conference

Tuesday 5 March 2019, 6:45PM
Salon Alice Bailly of Opéra de Lausanne
Speaker: Pierre Michot
Entrance fee: CHF 15.- / 12.-
Information on www.forum-opera.ch

Conference University of Lausanne

Tuesday 12 March 2019, 5PM
Campus de Dorigny, bâtiment Anthropole
Speaker: Georges Reymond
Free entrance
Information on www.unil.ch/lettres