Glyndebourne Festival - Ariadne auf Naxos Reviews
21 April 2021
Thomas Allen (Music Master), Soile Isokoski (Ariadne)
Kate Lindsey (Composer), Laura Claycomb (Zerbinetta)
Kate Lindsey (Composer)
Anna Maria Labin (Naiad), Sergey Skorokhodov (Bacchus), Adriana Di Paol (Dryad)
Soile Isokoski (Ariadne), Sergey Skorokhodov (Bacchus)

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Ariadne auf Naxos

Glyndebourne Festival


No. of reviews: 17

Blitz sur Naxos, Ariane à l’hôpital
10 Jul 13 / La Libre
How can an opera go so wrong?
2 Jun 13 / The Spectator
Strauss's masquerade is complex enough without adding another layer about victims of war
27 May 13 / Express
You know what will see off Jerry? A jolly old sing-song
26 May 13 / Independent on Sunday
The production was one of those "someone should have said no" occasions
26 May 13 / The Observer
Great singing, playing and Richard Strauss's beautiful music transcend any defects of the plot or the production
24 May 13 / Express
Glyndebourne gets bombed
23 May 13 / Bloomberg
Some worthwhile performances emerge from the wreckage
21 May 13 / The Stage
Poor staging spoils Ariadne auf Naxos
20 May 13 / Seen and Heard
The performance of Strauss’s miraculous score is the greatest strength of the evening
20 May 13 / What's on Stage
The overriding problem is one of tone
20 May 13 / Classical Source
Until now, Glyndebourne has kept relatively free from Middle European Directors’ disease
20 May 13 / Telegraph
Annoying ...
20 May 13 / The Guardian
A terrific evening of onstage entertainment and a thought-provoking take on a work that is 100 years young
20 May 13 / Musical Criticism
Strauss's opera reluctantly enters the Battle of Britain courtesy of a young German director
20 May 13 / The Arts Desk
Only in Isokoski’s haunting performance does the real majesty of this work emerge
20 May 13 / Independent
The director has allowed the music to speak without much in the way of extraneous business
19 May 13 / Music OMH
Ariadne ducks the bombs at the Glyndebourne festival
This year's Glyndebourne opener Ariadne auf Naxos is getting a radical relocation, to a Blitz-time hospital. Director Katharina Thoma tells how she drew on the history of the Sussex mansion.
Production details
Cast
Isokoski, Lindsey, Claycomb/Alexyuk, Skorokhodov, Allen, Jackson, Ablinger-Sperrhacke/de Mey, Wallace, Long, Vargin, Kryshak, Jürgens, Stenson, Labin, Di Paola, Istoc
(c) Jurowski (d) Thoma
Performance dates
18, 22, 25, 30 May, 2, 4, 7, 13, 16, 20, 23, 28 June, 5, 11 July 2013
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