2. Ariadne auf Naxos. Opera in One Act with a Prologue. Music by Richard Strauss. Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. First Performance. Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi lllica, based on episodes from As revised, Ariadne auf Naxos premiered at the Hofoper in Vienna on. Ariadne auf Naxos ( version) (). Duration: minutes. Opera in one act with a prologue (Revised version of score). English Deutsch. Libretto by .

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The performances must not run one minute later than scheduled, despite the late start, since at nine o’clock there will be fireworks in the garden. Zerbinetta and the Composer find they have something in common when Zerbinetta tells him ‘A moment is nothing – a glance is much’. From Zerbinetta’s utterance of ” Hand und Lippe ” sing “ai, ai, ai, ai” and immediately goes into the ariadnf between Zerbinetta and Harlekin.

Full text of “Ariadne on Naxos : opera in one act”

I know what blessings To sorrowing heart relentless Fate denieth. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Synopsis Prologue In the house of the richest man in Vienna, where a sumptuous banquet is to be held in the evening, two theatrical groups are busy preparing their entertainments.


This Lady’s all too much inclined To yield to heaviness of mind. Doth not foreknowledge what must happen lend you wings? The dancing master explains to Zerbinetta the advantages of her show following the opera, while the music master tries to soothe the prima donna by telling her that only Ariadne will be remembered the next day.

Didst thou hear tell of me ere this? Circe, I had power to escape thee. Now fares Ariadne forth from hence.

Dass ein Herz so gar sich selber, Gar sich selber nicht versteht! Strauss, Richard StraussRichard Georg And do not all our senses long for it?

Ariadne hanging on his arm.

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Dramma per musica in two acts. Tragedia in five acts.

And, see, the lady here Not yet arrayed to greet as it befitteth So great a guest. The action is transferred from Paris to Vienna, and the Prologue takes place backstage. Monsieur Jourdain does not appear, and a Major Domo functions as his mouthpiece.

Zerbinetta and Scaramuccio retreat Right and Left respectively. This is a little monotonous, do you not find it so? But since no change I suffered, Since I feared not thy caress, Why are thus my heart, my senses Weighed down with heaviness?

With musical exam- ples and Facsimile of libertto manu- script page of the original Orchestra Score. The instrumentation of the work is unusual, as its complement of ‘double woodwind’ is accompanied by significantly reduced brass and string forces on the one hand, and by a generous percussion section on the other. Brighella hiding his face. But I doubt not, she soon will learn to speak in mine.


Ariadne auf Naxos

Sind meine Schmerzen mir auf immer, immer Genommen? It matters much a cavern hath no windows!

Instead he extracted musical items to create the much-loved minute orchestral suite which was premiered with great success in Vienna in January But are we women proof – 19 – Against such cruel, such entrancing magic Of fickleness ununderstandable? But in the duet that follows, reality takes over and Ariadne’s longing for death becomes arixdne longing for love as Bacchus becomes aware of librettto divinity.

She evades him and flirts with the other three, who are also courting her. She then tells her companions her version of the story, in which they are travellers who have landed on Ariadne’s desert island and must cheer her up when the chance occurs.