Ariadne Auf Naxos

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“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!

The Cast

Ariadne
Christine Brewer*

Bacchus
Garrett Sorensen

Zerbinetta
Elizabeth Sutphen*

The Composer
Elizabeth Batton

Music Master
Daniel Mobbs

Dance Master
Rodell Rosel*

Major Domo
Greg Maupin

Harlekin
Conor McDonald

Scaramuccio
Ryan Connelly

Brighella
Isaac Frishman

Truffaldino
Evan Boyer*

Najade
Joanna Latini

Dryade
Clara Nieman

Echo
Natasha Lynn Foley

The Wig Maker
Zackery Morris*

Lackey
Bongani Ndhlalane*

The Officer
Wesley Thomas

Conductor
Joseph Mechavich

Director
Chas Rader-Shieber

Design Team

Scenic Designer
Chas Rader-Shieber

Lighting Design
Christopher Ostrom

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Cast & Creative

Elizabeth Sutphen*
Zerbinetta

as Katisha

Elizabeth Batton
The Composer

Daniel Mobbs
Music Master

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Rodell Rosel*
Dance Master

*Kentucky Opera debut

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