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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.
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