Ariadne Auf Naxos

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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

“devastating vocal beauty...a powerful stage presence. Christine Brewer exudes a sense of peace to match the music.”

–St. Louis Post-Dispatch

An unexpected mash up of traditional tragic opera and romantic farce in this dazzling opera-within-an-opera. A newly commissioned opera based on the myth of Ariadne is forced to perform simultaneously on the same stage as a rowdy troupe of Commedia dell’Arte performers. The result? Theatrical fireworks that will have you crying tears of tenderness and laughter.

Richard Strauss delivers lush melodies and bustling energy in this witty and touching production.

The Cast

Ariadne
Christine Brewer*

Bacchus
Garrett Sorensen

Zerbinetta
Elizabeth Sutphen*

The Composer
Elizabeth Batton

Music Master
Daniel Mobbs

Dance Master
Rodell Rosel*

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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