Arianna a Naxos / L'isola disabitata

staging and scenography for Joseph Haydn’s cantata and short opera – touring opera production by OPERAWERF


In times of climate change, the young Ghent music theatre company OPERAWERF presents a performance about ecological concerns, urban flight and self-chosen isolation. Two works by the classical composer Joseph Haydn form the basis: the cantata Arianne a Naxos and the short opera L’isola disabitata (The uninhabited Island).

Two women choose to escape the big city and withdraw from society in a ‘tiny house’. As ‘noble savages’ they try to be more conscious in life. But what do their male counterparts think of this? A tragicomic evening full of romance, plagued by 21st century problems and thoroughly questioning our way of life.


Florestan Bataillie, piano
Mien Bogaert, stage direction and set
Elena Werner, costumes


Jolien De Gendt, Arianna / Costanza
Liza Dedapper, Silvia
Timothy Veryser, Gernando
Emmanuel Junk, Enrico


April 15, 2022 at Kopergietery Rabot Gent (BE)
April 16, 2022 at Kopergietery Rabot Gent (BE)
April 19, 2022 at Kopergietery Rabot Gent (BE)
April 24, 2022 at 30CC Leuven (BE)
November 25, 2022 at CC De Plomblom Ninove (BE)