Opera Holland Park - Ariadne auf Naxos Reviews
15 April 2021
Julia Sporsén (Composer), Stephen Gadd (Professor of Composition)
Jennifer France (Zerbinetta), Alex Otterburn (Harlequin), Daniel Norman (Scaramuccio), Lancelot Nomura (Truffaldino), Elgan Llŷr Thomas (Truffaldino)
Jennifer France (Zerbinetta)
Mardi Byers (Ariadne), Nymphs
Kor-Jan Dusseljee (Bacchus), Mardi Byers (Ariadne)

Performance reviews

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Ariadne auf Naxos

Opera Holland Park


No. of reviews: 11

The central comic scene is so brilliant that it blows the drab tragedy surrounding it offstage
26 Jul 18 / The Spectator
A performance that came together well at the end after a musically weak Act I
25 Jul 18 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
Holland Park's first Richard Strauss opera provides glorious rewards for Strauss lovers
23 Jul 18 / Planet Hugill
A stylish and wickedly funny staging that ends fittingly in a fireworks display
23 Jul 18 / Express
Jennifer France is a revelation as Zerbinetta
21 Jul 18 / Music OMH
A sparkling Ariadne auf Naxos at Opera Holland Park
20 Jul 18 / Seen and Heard
Ariadne aus Glasgow: Strauss’ opera gets a few twists at Opera Holland Park
19 Jul 18 / Bachtrack
A stellar Ariadne auf Naxos at Investec Opera Holland Park
19 Jul 18 / Opera Today
Antony McDonald has plotted the high- and low-art dysfunctions of the Prologue so succinctly
19 Jul 18 / Classical Source
Opera Holland Park scores a triumph with its first-ever staging of a Richard Strauss opera
19 Jul 18 / What's on Stage
Sparky and irreverent production sounds sumptuous
19 Jul 18 / The Guardian
Production details
Cast
Byers, Sporsen, France, Dusseljee, Gadd, Bron, Brignall, MacDougall, Humphreys, Bowes, Otterburn, Norman, Nomura, Thomas, Cragg, Zigmantaite, Hall
(c) Cohen (d) McDonald
Performance dates
17, 19, 21, 25, 27 July 2018
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