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STRAUSS – ARIADNE AUF NAXOS

July 24 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm UTC+0

$36 – $92

The best laid plans often go awry… Strauss’ soaring opera is divinely comical and deeply enchanting.

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS

Music by Richard Strauss
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal

A New Production

Combining slapstick comedy and beautiful music in a competition of “high” and “low” art, Ariadne auf Naxos is a cock-eyed tale about art, love, and infidelity. A wealthy patron commissions two pieces of entertainment for a party—an opera based on the Ariadne myth and a comedy by a song and dance troupe. Shortly before the performances are to begin, he orders that they be performed simultaneously in order for a fireworks display to begin on time. What follows is a class war in Strauss’ brilliant opera based on a Molière comedy.

“A tale of everyday farce and mythical fantasy.” The New York Times exclaims Ariadne auf Naxos is “plush and lyrical.”

Inside the Opera pre-show talk begins 1 hour before curtain at The Barns
Performance running time: 2.5 hours including one intermission
Sung in German with projected English translations

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Date:
July 24
Time:
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
$36 – $92
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Website:
https://www.wolftrap.org/tickets/calendar/performance/19opera/ariadne-auf-naxos.aspx

Venue

The Barns at Wolf Trap
1635 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182 United States
Phone:
7032551900
Website:
www.wolftrap.org

Organizer

Wolf Trap
Phone:
703-255-1900
Email:
wolftrap@wolftrap.org