Ariadne auf Naxos (The Metropolitan Opera)

Ariadne auf Naxos (The Metropolitan Opera)

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/24/2002
UPC: 0044007302897
Original Release: 1988
Source: Deutsche Grammophon
Region Code: 0
Sound: [stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:34:00
Sales rank: 47,403

Special Features

Rehearsal with subtitles; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James King Der Tenor / Bacchus
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Actor
Jessye Norman Primadonna / Ariadne
Kathleen Battle Zerbinetta
Tatiana Troyanos Der Komponist
Artur Korn Truffaldin
Barbara Bonney Najade
Dawn Upshaw Echo
Nico Castel Der Haushofmeister
James Courtney Ein Lakai
Charles Anthony Ein Offizier
Russell Christopher Ein Perückenmacher
Gweneth Bean Dryade
Joseph Frank Ein Tanzmeister
Allan Glassman Scaramuccio
Anthony Laciura Brighella
Stephen Dickson Harlekin
Franz Ferdinand Nentwig Ein Musiklehrer
James Levine Conductor

Technical Credits
Brian Large Director
Peter Gelb Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits/Cast - Vorspann/Besetzung - Générique Début/Distribution [2:10]
2. Orchestereinleitung/Orchestral Introduction/Prélude Orchestral [2:22]
3. "Mein Herr Haushofmeister!" (Musiklehrer, Haushofmeister) [3:14]
4. "Hier Finden Euer Gnaden die Mamsell Zerbinetta" (Lakai, Offzier, Komponist) [1:56]
5. "Eselsgesicht! Sehr Unverschämter Frecher Esel!" (Komponist, Tenor, Perückenmacher, Zerbinetta, Primadonna, Musiklehrer, Tanzmeister) [3:14]
6. "Wer Ist Dieses Entzückende Mädchen?" (Komponist, Musiklehrer) [3:32]
7. "Hast ein Stückerl Notenpapier?" (Komponist, Zerbinetta, Musiklehrer, Primadonna) [1:21]
8. "Im Gegenteil. Man Kommt vom Tisch" (Tanzmeister, Musiklehrer, Lakai) [2:08]
9. "Ihnen Allen Habe Ich Eine Plötzliche Anordnung" (Haushofmeister, Musiklehrer, Primadonna, Tanzmeister, Tenor, Zerbinetta, Komponist) [4:52]
10. ""Ich Weiß Nicht, Wo Mir der Kopf Steht" (Musiklehrer, Komponist, Tanzmeister) [2:35]
11. "Der Ariadne Müssen Sie Streichen" (Tenor, Primadonna, Musiklehrer, Tanzmeister, Zerbinetta, Komponist) [1:44]
12. "Sie Hält Ihn für den Todesgott" (Komponist, Zerbinetta) [2:12]
13. "Sie Gibt Sich dem Tod Hin" (Komponist, Zerbinetta) [2:18]
14. "Ein Augenblick Ist Wenig - Ein Blick Ist Viel" (Zerbinetta, Komponist) [4:16]
15. "An Ihre Plätze, Meine Damen und Herren!" (Musiklehrer, Primadonna) [1:00]
16. "Seien Wir Weider Gut... Musik Ist Eine Heilige Kunst" (Komponist) [2:20]
17. "Was Ist Das? Wohin?" (Komponist, Musiklehrer) [3:24]
18. Ouvertüre/Overture/Ouverture [4:03]
19. "Schläft Sie?" (Najade, Dryade, Echo, Ariadne) [4:05]
20. "Wo War Ich? Tot?" (Ariadne, Echo) [2:30]
21. "Wie Jung und Schön und Maßlas Traurig!" (Harlekin, Zerbinetta, Truffaldin) [:38]
22. "Ein Schönes War: Hieß Theseus-Ariadne" (Ariadne, Najade, Echo, Dryade, Harlekin, Zerbinetta, Scaramuccio, Truffaldin) [7:12]
23. "Lieben, Hassen, Hoffen, Zagen" (Harlekin, Echo, Zerbinetta) [2:06]
24. "Es Gibt ein Reich, Wo Alles Rein Ist" (Ariadne) [5:40]
25. "Die Dame Gibt mit Trübem Sinn" (Brighella, Scaramuccio, Harlekin, Truffaldin, Zerbinetta) [4:37]
26. "Großmächtige Prinzessin, Wer Verstünde Nicht" (Zerbinetta) [11:35]
27. "Hübsch Gepredigt! Aber Tauben Ohren!" (Harlekin, Zerbinetta, Brighella, Scaramuccio, Truffaldin) [1:34]
28. "Eine Störrische zu Trösten" (Brighello, Scaramuccio, Harlekin, Truffaldin, Zerbinetta) [6:06]
29. "Ein Schönes Wunder!" (Dryade, Najade, Echo) [4:18]
30. "Circe, Kannst du Mich Hören?" (Bacchus, Ariadne) [1:07]
31. "Töne, töne, Süße Stimme" (Najade, Echo, Dryade) [1:01]
32. "Dach Da Ich Unverwandelt" (Bacchus, Ariadne, Najade, Echo, Dryade) [2:10]
33. "Circe, Ich Konnte Fliehen!" (Bacchus, Ariadne) [11:55]
34. "Das Waren Zauberworte!" (Ariadne, Bacchus) [3:04]
35. "Gibt Es Kein Hinüber?" (Ariadne) [1:23]
36. "Du! Alles Du!" (Bacchus) [1:38]
37. "Töne, töne, Süße Stimme" - "Was Hängt von Mire in Deinem Arm?" (Najade, Echo, Dryade, Ariadne, Zerbinetta) [2:24]
38. "Deiner Hab Ich Um Alles Bedurft!" - "Laß Meine Schmerzen Nicht Verloren Sein" (Bacchus, Ariadne) [7:16]

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Ariadne auf Naxos (The Metropolitan Opera) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A previous reviewer describes James King as 'blasting Away'.... That viewer has obviously never seen or heard James King in person, live. I heard him as Bacchus many, many times at the Vienna State Opera, and this recording brings alive the voice of this great heldentenor. It is an experience and a thrill to hear him in this MET performance with Jessye Norman and Kathleen Battle. King sings better at this 'stage of his life' than he ever has throughout his entire career. A great performance, it is worth every penny. Buy it, and make up your own mind. You'll NOT be sorry, for ALL the performances here are first rate.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this performance in person and have to say that it is transcendant. Here are two real black divas, at their best, tender and sad, magnificent, fun and flirtatious. Everyone else is excellent too, except for the poor fellow who plays Bacchus, who is merely loud. But somehow it fits this very clever opera-in-opera. It was a joy to watch and I cannot wait to get the DVD, although I do not want to invest in a DVD player. This is an excellent recording and performance, with lush costumes, perfect casting, brilliant vocals, and great theatrics.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best Met films, but maybe the credit should go to Strauss for his fantastic music. Tatiana Troyanos, Kathleen Battle and Jessye Norman are all perfect for their roles. While the women are about as good as you could hope for, the opposite is true of James King. At this (late) stage in his career all he can do is blast away at forte and formissimo, and there isn't much in the way of expression. There are two big extras on this DVD. The first is rehearsal footage of Levine at the piano with Battle and Norman, and a little of the dress rehearsal. The second is Dawn Upshaw and Barbara Bonney as Echo and Najade. This was before they hit the big time. Subtitles are in 5 languages. This is a joy.