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Ariadne auf Naxos

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Conductor
Henry Holt

Stage Designer
Fabrizio Melano

Assistant Director
Marc Jacobs

Set Designer
Robert W. Zentis

Lighting Designer
Terry Wuthrich

Costume Designer
Sylvia Moss

Wigs and Makeup by
Paul Alba,
Theatrical Hairgoods Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ariadne auf Naxos
First performance
Vienna Royal Opera
October 4, 1916

Dates of performance:
April 22, 24, 25, 1981
Wilshire Ebell Theater,
Los Angeles, California

 

Ariadne auf Naxos
by Richard Strauss

Opera in one act (Opus 60) following a Prologue.
Original libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
English Translation of the Prologue by John Gutman
by arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.
Commedia dell' arte translation by Henry Holt.

featuring
The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

CAST
 
Characters in the Prologue:    
The Major Domo   Michael Keenan
Music Master Conrad Immel
The Composer Susan Quittmeyer
The Tenor (Bacchus in the Opera) Elliot Palay
An Officer Paul Corder
The Dancing Master Paul Johnson
The Wigmaker Arthur Edwards
A Lackey William Hamilton
The Prima Donna
(Ariadne in the Opera)
Marie Robinson
(April 22, 25)
Pamela Porter-Arnold
(April 24)
Zerbinetta Donna Robin

Characters in the Opera:
 
Ariadne Marie Robinson
Pamela Porter-Arnold

Bacchus Elliot Palay
Naiade Peggy Sears
Dryad Gail Dubinbaum
Echo Ann Gresham
Harlequin Thomas Hampson
Zerbinetta Donna Robin
Scaramuccio Paul Johnson
Truffaldino Michael Gallup
Brighella Jonathan Mack
Supernumeraries Phil Dagort/Guillermo
Vera/David Richardson

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
 

First Violins
Paul Shure
Concertmaster
Bonnie Douglas
Asst. Concertmaster
Patricia Aiken
Marjorie Kransberg
Victor Lubotsky
Daniel Shindaryov
Jennifer Woodward

Second Violins
Ilkka Talvi
Principal
Judith Aller-Talvi
Karen Collins
Gina Ferrara
David L. Robillard
Nancy Roth
Polly Sweeney

Violas
Janet Lakatos
Principl
Roland Kato
Francie Martin
Joel Soultanian

Trumpets
Anthony Plog
Principal
Doyde Hood

Cellos
Douglas Davis
Principal
Michael Mathews
Margaret Moores
Nils Oliver

Bass
Edward Meares, Jr.
Principal
Susan Ranney

Flutes
David Shostac
Principal
Susan Greenberg

Oboes
Allan Vogel
Principal
Terry Row

Clarinets
David Shifrin
Principal
Gary Gray

Basson
Kenneth Munday
Principal
John Steinmetz

Harps
Lou Anne Neill
Dorothy Remsen

Timpani
Thomas Raney

Percussion
Eric Remsen

Harpsichord/Celeste
David Wheatly

Piano
Chester Swiatkowski

Personnel Manager
Herbert A. Rankin

Librarian
Katherine Dolan

Horns
Robin Grahm
Principal
Richard Todd

 
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