Ariadne in Naxos

July 19 - August 23, 2014

This opera within an opera features both lighthearted comedy and heroic grand opera, as two different performing troupes compete for the attention of a wealthy patron.

An Upstate New York country home provides the inspiration for this new production directed by Francesca Zambello and starring Artist in Residence Christine Goerke in the title role. 

Act I presented in English and Act II in German. Presented with projected English text.

This production is generously sponsored by Elizabeth M. and Jean-Marie R. Eveillard. 


saturday 19
tuesday 22 m
monday 28 m

m = matinee


saturday 02 m
friday 08
sunday 17 m
thursday 21

saturday 23 m


Conductor Kathleen Kelly
Director Francesca Zambello
Choreographer Eric Sean Fogel
Sets Troy Hourie 
Costumes Erik Teague
Lighting Mark McCullough
Projected Titles Kelley Rourke
Hair and Makeup Anne Ford-Coates

Prima Donna / Ariadne Christine Goerke
Zerbinetta Rachele Gilmore
Composer Catherine Martin
Tenor / Bacchus Corey Bix
Harlequin Carlton Ford*
Master of the Estate Wynn Harmon
Agent Adam Cioffari*
Dance Captain John Kapusta*
Naiad Jeni Houser*
Echo Jacqueline Echols*
Dryad Beth Lytwynec*
Brighella Brian Yeakley*
Scaramuccio Andrew Penning*
Truffaldino Gerard Michael D'Emilio*
Officer Cooper Nolan*
Wig Maker Thomas Richards*
Farmhand Matthew Scollin*

*Young Artist