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(Prima Donna/Ariadne) Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
(Zerbinetta) Rita Streich
(The Composer) Irmgard Seefried
(The Tenor / Bacchus) Rudolf Schock
(The Major Domo) Alfred Neugebauer
(The Music Teacher) Karl Dönch
(An Officer) Gerhard Unger
(Naiad) Lisa Otto
(Dryad) Grace (Hoffman)
(Echo) Anny Felbermayer

Philharmonia Orchestra
Herbert von Karajan, conductor

Recorded 30th June - 7th July 1954 in Kingsway Hall, London

“the opera… perfectly cast, magnificently performed, and very well recorded… Schwarzkopf brings the dark tone that is needed for Ariadne’s sorrows, and all the rapture called for at the end”

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