Wednesday 30 July 2008

Celebrated Ariadne with Pieczonka and Damrau in Munich

Adrianne Pieczonka (above) and Diana Damrau (below) in Robert Carsen´s new Ariadne in Munich
This years Munich Opera Festival featured the premiere of Robert Carsen´s new production of Ariadne Auf Naxos last week, a spectacular success judged by responses by audiences and critics alike.

The cast featured Adrianne Pieczonka as Ariadne and Diana Damrau as Zerbinetta. Kent Nagano conducted. Burkhard Fritz was Bacchus, Daniela Sindram the Composer.

Both lead ladies, Pieczonka and Damrau received stunning reviews. Also much praise for Carsen´s stylish production and for Kent Nagano, who to many´s suprise turned out a fine Straussian.

This production will play at the Deutsche Oper Berlin next February featuring Michaela Kaune/Violeta Urmana as Ariadne and Jane Archibald as Zerbinetta.
Reports in English from Financial Times, Boulezian and in German from Die Welt, Merkur, Abendzeitung (rather critical) and Kurier among others.

A promotional video with highlights from the production here:

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