A special occasion for like-minded individuals and couples to share one of Britain’s finest summer opera experiences and enjoy one the season’s premier productions. This is a fully hosted event ensuring a warm welcome, engaging conversation and an enriching time for everyone. Our private party will all be seated together in the auditorium and we have a large picnic table reserved on the upper terrace. Our table is undercover in case of inclement weather but with a wide sweeping view overlooking the champagne terrace and lake.
Ariadne auf Naxos
Following the success of Garsingtons 2021 production of Der Rosenkavalier, Bruno Ravella returns to direct another Strauss masterpiece, Ariadne auf Naxos, Mark Wigglesworth reunites with the Philharmonia, Giles Cadle brings the island of Naxos to life with his transportive design and the Prima Donna (Ariadne), star-soprano Natalya Romaniw leads a formidable cast including Young Woo Kim as Bacchus and Jennifer France as Zerbinetta through this opera of two halves where comedy and music combine.
An opera and a comedy commissioned by a wealthy man in Vienna are performed simultaneously so his firework display can proceed on the very same evening. As a result, the story of Ariadne, abandoned by Theseus on the island of Naxos and despairing of her lost love, is interrupted repeatedly by the comedians, keen to help and to advise her that the best way to cure a broken heart is to find another lover.
Sung in German with English surtitles.
Ariadne – Natalya Romaniw
Bacchus – Young Woo Kim
Zerbinetta – Jennifer France
The composer – Polly Leech
His music master – William Dazeley
The dancing master – John Graham-Hall
Harlequin – Marcus Farnsworth
Brighella – Innocent Masuku
Truffaldino – Ossian Huskinson
Scaramuccio – Richard Pinkstone
Naiad – Claire Lees
Dryad – Siân Griffiths
Echo – Harriet Eyley
The Major-Domo – Graham Clark
Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Mark Wigglesworth
Inclusive Hosted Event – 2023
Opera tickets to Ariadne auf Naxos
Garsington festival programme
Champagne reception with canapés
Luxury picnic with wine and coffee
Reserved picnic tables on the upper terrace
5 – 7 guests plus hostess
£395.00 per person
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