Ariadne Auf Naxos: Comic vs. Tragic

Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (Complete)

One World Symphony
One World Symphony Vocal Artists
Sung Jin Hong, Conductor

After One World Symphony's acclaimed success with Strauss' Salomé, conductor Sung Jin Hong and his "lustrous and beautiful" orchestra and cast of vocal soloists continue their exploration of Strauss with Ariadne auf Naxos. Background becomes foreground in this music-drama that intimately captures the world of the stage. Discover how audiences have reveled in Ariadne's brilliant blend of comedy and tragedy for almost a century, in a work featuring ravishing music, bravura sopranos, masterful orchestration, wit, intelligence, and pathos.

OWS: Now with English Supertitles!

As OWS has ventured further into the German and Italian operatic repertoire, we recognize how a thorough understanding of the words of a drama can greatly enhance the concert experience.

To this end, these performances of Ariadne auf Naxos will both feature supertitles translating the opera into English. We hope that you enjoy them and we appreciate any feedback that you may have.

Click on each photo for a biography of our featured artists!

Sung Jin Hong: Artistic Director and Conductor
Lawrence Rush: Stage Director
Wei-En Hsu, Jihwan Kim: Pianists, Coaches
Kylie Colan: Assistant Stage Director

June 27, 2008 June 29, 2008
Ariadne/Primadonna: Lauren Bradley Natasha Uspensky
Zerbinetta (dancer): Katherine Wessinger Amberleigh Aller
Der Komponist
(The composer):
Karen Rich Elena McEntire
Bacchus/Der Tenor: Caleb Stokes Caleb Stokes
Najade (a nymph): Rebekah Beaver Laura Farmer
Echo (a nymph): Mechelle Tippets Katherine Wessinger
Dryade (a nymph): Alison Cheeseman Adrienne Metzinger
Harlekin: Mark Riley Jack White
Musiklehrer (music teacher): James Trainor James Trainor
Brighella: Ethan Fran Ethan Fran
Scaramuccio: Frank Martinez Oliver Söhngen
Truffaldino: Darren Walker Darren Walker
Der Haushofmeister
(The Major Domo):
Michael Mariani Michael Mariani
Ein Tanzmeister
(A dance master):
Isai Muñoz Cameron Rau
Ein Lakai (A footman): Jonathan Keeley Jonathan Keeley
Ein Peruckenmacher
(A wigmaker):
Lawrence Rush Lawrence Rush
Ein Offizier (An officer):  Kylie Colan Kylie Colan

Friday, June 27, 2008
St. Ann and the Holy Trinity
Brooklyn Heights, New York

Previous concert

Sunday, June 29, 2008
Ansche Chesed Synagogue
Manhattan, New York