Catherine Hunold Leads ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’ at Semperoper Dresden

By Francisco Salazar

The Semperoper Dresden is set to revive a production of “Ariadne auf Naxos.”

The production by David Hermann will return for the first time since it premiered in 2018.

The work will star Catherine Hunold in the title role, Sarah Aristidou as Zerbinetta, Angela Brower as the Composer, and Gregory Kunde in his role debut as Bacchus.

For the Feb. 23, 2023 performance, actor Volker Muthmann will take to the Semperoper stage for the first time as the Major-Domo, a role he previously performed in Nancy in 2017.

The music director of Leipzig Opera, Christoph Gedschold, will conduct the Staatskapelle Dresden for this revival, replacing Omer Meir Wellber.

The Semperoper Dresden production of “Ariadne auf Naxos” runs from Feb. 23 through March 26, 2023.