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Ariadne auf Naxos ()

Washington National Opera: Ariadne auf Naxos

  • Oct. 24 - Nov. 13, 2009
  • Opera House
  • Approx. 2-1/2 hours
  • $50.00 - $300.00
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Richard Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Tragedy and comedy collide when two sets of performers - one an opera company and the other a commedia dell'arte troupe - are forced to perform together. With stunning melodies and relentless energy, the results are cleverly amusing and touching in this brilliant jewel by Richard Strauss.  

Performed in German with English supertitles.
Performance Timing:  Act I - 41 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act II - 82 min..
Supertitles may not be visible from the rear of the orchestra; please contact WNO Audiences Services at (202) 295-2400 for further information.

O-Zone Lecture: Free pre-performance lecture in the Opera House - Thu., Nov. 5 at 6:15 p.m.
Patrons must present a ticket or stub from any performance of this production.

Artist Q&A follows the matinee performance: Sun., Nov. 8.

Cast/Creative Team
Ariadne  Iréne Theorin
Bacchus  Corey Evan Rotz (Oct. 24, 28, 31); John Horton Murray (Nov. 2, 5, 8m); Corey Bix (Nov. 10,13) 
Zerbinetta  Lyubov Petrova
The Composer  Kristine Jepson (Oct. 24, 28, 31, Nov. 2, 5); Elizabeth DeShong (Nov. 8m, 10, 13)
Music Teacher  Gidon Saks

Conductor -- Andreas Delfs
Director -- Chris Alexander
Set Design -- Robert Dahlstrom
Costume Design -- Cynthia Savage
Original Lighting Design -- Robert Wierzel
Projections Programmer -- Paul Vershbow 
All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

Group of 20 or more? Group Sales offers special terms and discounts for most performances.

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