Arianna in Nasso 2017/18 001 © Herwig Prammer

Dramma per musica in three acts (1733)

Music by Nicola Porpora

Libretto by Paolo Rolli

In Italian with German surtitles

Production of Theater an der Wien in der Kammeroper

Premiere: Wednesday 27 September 2017, 7 pm until 9.30 pm

(Intermission: 8.15 pm)

Performances: 29 September, 1 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 10 October 2017, 7 pm

Content

The story of Ariadne, abandoned by Theseus, has inspired many composers from Monteverdi to Richard Strauss to a multitude of interpretations of this ancient myth. It also inspired Nicola Antonio Porpora whose Arianna in Nasso was first performed in 1733 with Farinelli as the debut production at the newly founded Opera of Nobility that had been established to rival Handel’s opera company. Porpora, only a year younger than Handel, was not only one of the greatest composers and singing teachers of his day, but was also held in higher regard on the continent than his rival who, only a few months later, presented his own version of this tale in London.

Cast

Conductor

Markellos Chryssicos

Biography
Director

Sergej Morozov

Biography
Set design

Ksenia Peretruhina

Biography
Costume design

Lyosha Lobanov

Biography
Light design

Franz Tscheck

Biography
Arianna

Anna Gillingham

Biography
Teseo

Ray Chenez

Biography
Antiope

Carolina Lippo

Biography
Onaro

Anna Marshania

Biography
Peritóo

Matteo Loi

Biography
Orchestra

Bach Consort Wien

Biography

Photos Gallery

Arianna in Nasso

Premiere: September 27th, 2017
Director: Sergej Morozov
Conductor: Markellos Chryssicos
With the Junges Ensemble des Theater an der Wien 
Photos: © Herwig Prammer

New production of Theater an der Wien in der Kammeroper