Skip to main content

Ariadne auf Naxos

Ariadne auf Naxos (Ariadne on Naxos). Opera in prol. and 1 act by R. Strauss to lib. by Hofmannsthal. There are 2 versions. No.1 was designed for perf. after Molière's play Le bourgeois Gentilhomme (with incidental mus. by Strauss). Comp. 1911–12. F.p. Stuttgart 1912, London 1913. Perfs. at Salzburg Landesth. 1991–2 were the first in which the score was perf. without cuts. 2nd version substituted an operatic prol. for the play, comp. 1916, f.p. Vienna 1916, London 1924, Philadelphia 1928, NY 1934, Met 1962. Many other composers have based operas on the Ariadne legend. Naxos is the island on which Ariadne, awaiting death, is consoled by Bacchus.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Ariadne auf Naxos." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. . 22 Mar. 2019 <>.

"Ariadne auf Naxos." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. . (March 22, 2019).

"Ariadne auf Naxos." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. . Retrieved March 22, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.