Photo Flash: Metropolitan Opera's ARIADNE AUF NAXOS

Met Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi conducts his first house performances of Richard Strauss's tragicomic opera-within-an-opera, Ariadne auf Naxos. The three-performance run features the Met role debuts of Joyce DiDonato as the Composer and Robert Dean Smith as Bacchus, opposite the acclaimed interpretations of Violeta Urmana as Ariadne, Kathleen Kim as Zerbinetta, and Thomas Allen as the Music Master.

View photos from the production below!

Photo Credit: Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera

Photo Flash: Metropolitan Opera's ARIADNE AUF NAXOS

Photo Flash: Metropolitan Opera's ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
Lei Xu as Echo, Audrey Luna as Najade, and Tamara Mumford, and Violeta Urmana as Ariadne

Photo Flash: Metropolitan Opera's ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
Lei Xu as Echo and Violeta Urmana as Ariadne

Photo Flash: Metropolitan Opera's ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
Violeta Urmana as Ariadne

Photo Flash: Metropolitan Opera's ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
Violeta Urmana as Ariadne and Robert Dean Smith as Bacchus

Photo Flash: Metropolitan Opera's ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
Violeta Urmana as Ariadne and Kathleen Kim as Zerbinetta




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