Composed by Richard Strauss, Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal based on Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme by Molière and the greek myth of Ariadna and Bacchus. Opera in 2 parts. Ariadne auf Naxos was the third collaboration by Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal, written directly after the great success of Der Rosenkavalier. Originally planned as a “divertissement with a small chamber orchestra”, the project expanded into a grand venture combining opera, drama and ballet.
Running Time: 195 Minutes