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Arianna a Nasso

Musica di Richard Strauss
Opera in un atto di Hugo von Hofmannstahl (versione del 1912), nuova versione ritmica in italiano di Quirino Principe con Valeria Zaurino
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21 July 2020 . H 21:00 Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca24 July 2020 . H 21:00 Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca26 July 2020 . H 21:00 Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca2 August 2020 . H 21:00 Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca

Arianna a Nasso: history and curiosities

Arianna a Nasso – as Il borghese gentiluomo – is the outcome of Strauss’ collaboration with poet and playwright Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Their debut dates to 1912, in Stuttgart’s Court Theatre, directed by Max Reinhardt (with his theatre company), and conducted by Richard Strauss. They were presented as a unitary project, with the original combination of the subject taken from the comédie-ballet Le bourgeois gentilhomme – with words by Molière and music by Jean-Baptiste Lully – and the myth of Ariadne.

The audience’s reaction towards this work was tepid, and the two pieces were “separated” and revised, thus creating two new successful works and to Ariadne auf Naxos was added a prologue,

The 46th Festival della Valle d’Itria develops around the theme of Ariadne, situated between the Baroque world and recuperation of classical culture.


Arianna Carmela Remigio
Bacco Piero Pretti
Zerbinetta Jessica Pratt
Arlecchino Vittorio Prato
Brighella Manuel Amati
Truffaldino Eugenio Di Lieto
Scaramuccia Vassily Solodkyy
Eco Mariam Battistelli
Driade Ana Victoria Pitts
Naiade Barbara Massaro

Direttore Fabio Luisi
Regia Walter Pagliaro
Elementi scenici Gianni Carluccio
Costumi Giuseppe Palella
Orchestra del Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari

Date: 21 July 2020, 24 July 2020, 26 July 2020, 2 August 2020
Time: 21:00, 21:00, 21:00, 21:00
Where: Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca