Ariane, a French opera in five acts by J. Massenet and based on the Greek legend of Theseus’ abandonment of Ariane in favor of her sister, Phaedre. ARIANE poster shows a distraught Ariane looking toward the sea at her sister, Phaedre, sailing away in the arms of Theseus. Art by Albert Maignan.
Reference: Broido, Lucy. FRENCH OPERA POSTERS 1868 – 1930. New York: Dover Publications, Plate # 40.