ARIADNE AUF NAXOS (R. Strauss)
Saturday, March 12, 2022 1 pm
Isabel Leonard plays the composer in Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece. (2 hrs 50 min)
The exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen makes her Live in HD debut in one of her signature roles, the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece. The outstanding cast for this March 12 transmission also features mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the Composer of the opera-within-an-opera around which the plot revolves, with soprano Brenda Rae as the spirited Zerbinetta and tenor Brandon Jovanovich as Ariadne’s lover, the god Bacchus. Marek Janowski conducts.