Ariadne auf Naxos

Georg Anton Benda

Ariadne auf Naxos

L. 476 • “Ariane a Naxos”

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When Ariadne auf Naxos premiered on January 27, 1775, it was hailed as the definitive form of the emerging genre known as German melodrama. That genre had been born of attempts on the parts of German authors and musicians to find a new way to wed spoken theater to music. Some of its musical origins lie in the obbligat... read more