Strauss - Ariadne auf Naxos

De Nederlandse Reisopera
Tue 11 Feb / 19:30
Tue 11 Feb ’25
  • Tue 11 Feb ’25

At popular request, this five-star Reisopera production from 2016 returns to the stage! With the internationally renowned Dutch soprano Annemarie Kremer in one of the lead roles. In 2016, the NRC, Volkskrant and Trouw newspapers all awarded this production four sparkling stars. And the Theaterkrant wrote, “Five stars and a bow”, while Place de l’Opera referred to a “phenomenal Ariadne at the Reisopera”.  


Richard Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos

In this opera, the audience is witness to a clash between opera makers and comedians, between ‘elitist’ classical musicians and popular entertainers. Forced by circumstances to put on a show together, it turns out to be a resounding success. The combination of so-called ‘high art’ and ‘low art’ proves irresistible, with the unifying power of music casting a captivating spell.  

Cloakroom and drink  
Cloakroom and an intermission drink are included. If the event does not have an intermission, you will receive the drink afterwards.  

Series discount
Order all the concerts in the series in order to use the 20% discount with pricetype Seriekorting.

Ariadne auf Naxos is a tragicomedy that contains ‘a show within a show’. The story is set in the house of the fabulously wealthy art collector Herr Reichmann, where feverish preparations are underway for an evening party. On the programme are a serious opera based on the myth of Ariadne, a comedy in a burlesque setting, and a fireworks display to end the evening. But when a lack of time forces the opera and comedy to be squeezed together – to not endanger the fireworks show – a terrific uproar ensues. The clash between high art and low art sends sparks flying, and the saying never proved more apt: ‘he who pays the piper calls the tune’… 

Ooievaarspas discount  
Ooievaarspas holders are eligible for a discount on the ticket price for this concert. To book tickets, we need to see your Ooievaarspas for registration purposes. Please contact our booking office to book your tickets.  

Surtitles in Dutch and English


Phion, orkest van Gelderland & Overijssel
Jac van Steen muzikale leiding

N.t.b. Dion (Der Haushofmeister)
Martijn Sanders Ein Musiklehrer
Dorottya Lang Der Komponist
N.t.b. Der Tenor/Bacchus
N.t.b. Ein Offizier
Manuel Günther Ein Tanzmeister
Fabian Homburg Ein Perückenmacher/Lakei
Gloria Tronel Zerbinetta
Annemarie Kremer Primadonna/Ariadne
N.t.b. Harlekin
Sander de Jong Scaramuccio
N.t.b. Truffaldin
Xavier Hetherington Brighella
N.t.b. Najade
N.t.b. Dryade
N.t.b. Echo
Camiel Coneille, Joana Dinah Schwing, N.t.b. Gasten/ dansers

Laurence Dale regie
Gary McCann decor- en kostuumontwerp
Thomas Hase lichtontwerp
Silbersalz Film video ontwerp
Sjoerd Vreugdenhil choreografie