Ariadne auf Naxos



by Richard Strauss

Orchestral reduction by Christopher Fecteau


The wealthiest man in Vienna summons two groups of musicians to perform at his home; a burlesque ensemble led by the saucy Zerbinetta and an opera company to perform the serious opera Ariadne auf Naxos. When they arrive the Major-Domo announces that both companies have to perform simultaneously… or not get paid.

Dates: Friday January 27th, 2012 at 8pm
Sunday January 29th, 2012 at 3pm

Location: Saint Louis Woman’s Club
4600 Lindell Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63108

Cast: Ariadne: Meredith Hoffmann-Thomson
Bacchus: Scott Six
Zerbinetta: Mary Thorne
Harlequin: John-Andrew Fernandez
Scaramuccio: Charles Martinez
Truffaldino: Zack Rabin
Brighella: Jon Garrett
The Composer: Sarah Heltzel
Major-Domo: Philip Touchette
Music Master: Eric McCluskey
Dance Master: Marc Schapman
Wig Maker: Tom Sitzler
Naiad: Megan Higgins
Dryad: Sara Gottman
Echo: Rachel L. Smith
Lackey: Nathan Ruggles
The Officer: Anthony Heinemann
The Composer understudy:Zerbinetta understudy Erin HauptMegan Higgins

 Production Staff:
Artistic Director: Gina Galati
Conductor: Timothy Semanik
Stage Director:Stage Manager:Costume Designer:Supertitles: Marie KingCaitlin WebbTeresa DoggettRebecca Hatlelid


Join us for a wonderful dinner at the Saint Louis Woman’s Club before the opera Friday at 6pm or after the opera on Sunday.

Cost for dinner is $45 per person – reserve your seats now!:

Dinner Menu

Prepared By Chef Leon Dubinovsky

    • Roasted butternut squash & lobster bisque
    • Sautéed chicken breast with Marsala wine mushroom sauce on parsnip saffron purée with steamed asparagus & glazed baby carrots
    • Floating island with cream anglais & caramel crisp

Ariadne auf Naxos Poster


          Tickets available for $36, $41, $46 or $51. Purchase tickets now by calling Winter Opera Saint Louis at 314.865.0038 or online at