• Davidsen sings one of her signature roles for the first time at the Met
  • Marek Janowski conducts a cast that also stars Isabel Leonard as the Composer and Brenda Rae as Zerbinetta, both making their Met role debuts, as well as Brandon Jovanovich as Bacchus
  • On Saturday, March 12, live transmissions of Ariadne auf Naxos will be presented in cinemas as part of The Met: Live in HD series and over the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network

New York, NY (February 10, 2022)— Richard Strauss’s inventive Ariadne auf Naxos, based around an opera within an opera and featuring a unique blend of comedy and drama, returns to the Met for five performances March 1–17. Soprano Lise Davidsen, following her acclaimed performances earlier this season as Eva in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, sings the title role for the first time with the company. Conductor Marek Janowski takes to the podium to lead Elijah Moshinsky’s beloved production, which also features several artists making Met role debuts: soprano Brenda Rae as Zerbinetta, mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the Composer, tenor Brandon Jovanovich as Bacchus, and baritone Johannes Martin Kränzle as the Music Master. Baritone Sean Michael Plumb makes his company debut as Harlekin, and Wolfgang Brendel returns to the Met for the first time since 2007 in the spoken role of the Major-Domo.

Ariadne auf Naxos Worldwide Broadcasts in Cinema and Radio

The performance of Ariadne auf Naxos on Saturday, March 12, 2022, will be transmitted live to cinemas around the globe as part of The Met: Live in HD series and broadcast over the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. The March 1 and 12 performances of Ariadne auf Naxos will be broadcast live on Met Opera Radio on Sirius XM Channel 355.

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