“Devastating vocal beauty…powerful stage presence…one of the world’s great voices.”
–St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Ariadne auf Naxos
Music by Richard Strauss | Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Friday, September 15 8:00pm
Sunday, September 17 2:00pm
Brown Theatre | 315 West Broadway | Louisville, KY 40202
Sung in English and German with English supertitles
Running time approximately 2 hours & 40 minutes
Vienna’s richest man is hosting one humdinger of a party – presenting a comedy and an opera onstage at the same time!
Theatrical fireworks erupt when the opera star retreats to the island of Naxos to die over a lost love – only to have the saucy comedienne walk into her act, suggesting the diva “lighten up” and find another guy!
Strauss’s gentle poke at high art delights with humor, sentiment, and gorgeous music!
Natasha Lynn Foley
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