Ariadne auf Naxos (Semperoper Dresden) (1999)

Genres - Music, Theater  |   Sub-Genres - Opera  |   Run Time - 133 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |  
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Conducted by Sir Colin Davis, this production of composer Richard Strauss' classic opera features Susan Anthony, Iride Martinez, Jon Villars, Sophie Koch, and Friedrich-Wilhelm Junge. The story follows Ariadne, who, after being unceremoniously discarded by her lover, the hero Theseus, awaits her death on the island of Naxos. Through a series of extraordinary circumstances, Ariadne meets a suitable replacement for Theseus -- the god Bacchus, who persuades her to join him in the heavens.



death, gods, island, lover, rejection, replacement