One of the finest operas in the Metropolitan Opera's stable of productions is Richard Strauss' soaring Ariadne auf Naxos. A bizarre juxtaposition of Greek tragedy and rollicking Italian farce, Ariadne features one of the most scintillating (and difficult) arias ever written for a coloratura soprano.
- The aria is "Grossmachtige Prinzessin."
- The artist is Natalie Dessay.
- The performance was filmed at L'Opera Bastille.
Due to the prohibitive length of the aria, it's divided into two seperate YouTube clips. Enjoy....