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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Ariadne auf Naxos

This later version remains the one that is regularly performed today. A useless burden am I to the earth.

Ariadne retreating, awed, from the majesty of his tones. How comes the change from life to death? She closes her eyes. But his teacher, the Music Master, points out that his pay depends on accepting the situation, ariaddne counsels him to be prudent, and Zerbinetta turns the full force of her charm on him, so he drops his objections.

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

Ich sehe jetzt alles mit anderen Augen! At the threshold Circe greets him, To the feast she leads him in, His thirst, his hunger she allays Naiad. Jourdain makes a deep bow in the direction of the door.


Then with Cavicchio And with Burattin. My very cave is fair with roof Arched o’er a sacred altar A couch afiadne soft for blissful dreams.

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Had I but a chariot And of horses a pair. The magic potion 1 The magic lips! The sun’s ariaden Dry glistening tear-drops The wanton winds Dry glistening tear-drops.

Runs against the two who are running against eachother. After these initial performances, it became apparent that the lubretto as it stood was impractical: My mind is soon misled.

Terminato il racconto, le tre ninfe invitano Arianna a uscire dalla grotta. At first they do not understand their mistaken identification of each other. Who am I then? Haben sie sich eine Stunde lang gelangweilt, so ist ist es doppelt schwer, sie lachen zu machen.

ECHO begeistert Nymphen zogen ihn auf!

She points to the cave, in childlike fear. High Soprano Alto Soprano. Zerbinetta all the four continue their dance. The combination of the play and opera proved to be unsatisfactory to the audience: They describe her perpetual inconsolable weeping.

All hail to thee!

Ariadne auf Naxos (1916 version) (1916)

After Zerbinetta’s ” Wie er feurig sich erniedert! Sounds of approaching footsteps growing louder.


Day by day benumbed by sorrow, Dryad. The opera artists are horrified, but the comedians are happy to employ their improvisational skills. To think that they are women who would like him, just because Harlequin. Others, too, have been abandoned; even she has cursed the faithlessness of men; but then, women too are not above changing their hearts. Ariadnee audience openly expressed its disapproval of the piece by hissing after ariaxne first act.

Hofmannsthal overruled the conductor Bruno Walter ‘s preference for the Hofoperon the grounds that the smaller theatre was more suitable for a work naxso this kind. Far sooner will perish the stars in the heavens, Than I will cause thee death or destruction. She permits him to draw it on her loot, supporting herself the while on Truffaldino, who has fallen at her feet on the other side. Shadows are flitting Where one dark shadow broods: Echo invisible, repeats the Rondo, but without words, ad libitum.