‘Ariadne auf Naxos’ broadcast on BBC Radio 3

On Saturday, November 24 at 18:30, BBC Radio 3 will broadcast a performance of Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, from this year’s Aix-en-Provence music festival. Eric Cutler made his debut in the role of Bacchus for the 70th anniversary season, directed by Katie Mitchell. The production features Lise Davidsen as Ariadne, Sabine Devieilhe as Zerbinetta, and Angela Brower as Der Komponist. Marc Albrecht leads the Orchestre de Paris. The performance will be available on demand at bbc.co.uk/radio3 for 30 days after the broadcast.

“The god himself was sung in tirelessly ringing voice by Eric Cutler.”

Opera Magazine

“Eric Cutler, once again proving himself a Straussian tenor of distinction.  He sang his punishing music as if it were the easiest thing in the world.  Where so many before have run out of gas, he had room to spare.  He was also able to pull back and shade the tone ravishingly.  The final few minutes saw Cutler opening up and soaring on high in the most memorable way.”


“The American Eric Cutler perfectly fulfilled these premises, leaving a very positive feeling, even in a pianissimo that has its role, just a phrase, which he embroidered without falling into the falsetto as many others do. Bravo.”

{El norteamericano Eric Cutler cumplió perfectamente estas premisas, dejando una sensación muy positiva, incluso en un pianissimo que tiene su rol, sólo una frase, que bordó sin caer en el falsete como otros muchos hacen. Bravo.}

Javier del Olivo – Platea Magazine