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Strauss: Ariadne on Naxos - Alan Opie (baritone); Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano); Anita Watson (soprano); Bradley Creswick (violin);...
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  1. Der Bürger als Edelmann (Le bourgeois gentilhomme), suite from the ballet for orchestra, Op. 60-IIIa (TrV 228c)
  2. Ariadne auf Naxos, opera, Op. 60-II (TrV 228a) (revised version)
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Chandos continues its admirable series of operas performed in English with Ariadne on Naxos. In a wordy opera like this it's particularly valuable to be able to understand the wit of the libretto, so for English speakers this recording could open up its humor. Such a venture can only succeed if the translation works, and Christopher Cowell's graceful, idiomatic, and singable version, made especially for the recording, is fully up to the challenge. Richard Armstrong leads the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in a vivacious, well ...

Strauss: Ariadne on Naxos 2010, Chandos

UPC: 095115316825