Ariadne auf Naxos

August 16, 2008 § 1 Comment

OPERA: 'Ariadne' a joyful jumble

Wackiness explodes at Wolf Trap-The Washington Times

Monday, August 18, 2008

With shabby-chic sets by Erhard Rom, witty direction by Thaddeus Strassberger and sharp conducting by Timothy Long, the Wolf Trap Opera Company's wacky new production of Richard Strauss' "Ariadne auf Naxos" ("Ariadne on Naxos") is an engaging, theatrically over-the-top showcase for the company's incredibly talented young singers.

High Notes Abound in 'Ariadne'

By Robert Battey
Special to The Washington Post
Monday, August 18, 2008; C05

The Wolf Trap Opera Company's final staged offering of the season — Richard Strauss's curious opera-within-an-opera "Ariadne auf Naxos" — is a near-triumph. The company's remarkable young artists presented a vocal feast at Friday's opening at the Barns.

We opened the last opera of the season last night to a sold out and enthusiastic crowd at The Barns. Bravo to us!





Photos:Erhard Rom
Director – Thaddeus Strassberger
Scenic Design – Erhard Rom
Costume Design – Mattie Ullrich
Lighting Design – Robert H. Grimes

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