Richard Strauss - Ariadne auf Naxos (Ariadne)
Kentucky Opera - Louisville
September 15th, 2017 |
September 17th, 2017 |
Ariadne auf Naxos
Music by Richard Strauss
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmnannsthal
Sung in English and German with English Supertitles
Running time approximately 2 hours & 40 minutes
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.