Ariadne auf Naxos

Richard Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos

★★★☆☆

Milan, Teatro alla Scala, 23 April 2019

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Ariadne in Milan, where the director cannot find the thread

Young director Frederic Wake-Walker made an excellent impression on his debut at Glyndebourne in 2014 with La finta giardiniera. The verdict was confirmed last year in its revival here at La Scala. In the Milanese theatre, however, he had previously aroused some dissent for his staging of Le nozze di Figaro in 2016. Now at the same venue, turning his back to Mozart with Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos, Wake-Walker has tried to confirm the first of these impressions, but sadly, the second one was confirmed instead…

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