• Wolf Trap: Strauss - Ariadne auf Naxos

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    Name: Wolf Trap: Strauss - Ariadne auf Naxos
    Date: July 27, 2019
    Time: 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:

    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

    Location:

    The Barns at Wolf Trap
    1635 Trap Rd.
    Vienna, VA 
    22182

    Date/Time Information:

    Friday, July 19 at 7:30 pm
    Sunday, July 21 at 3 pm
    Wednesday, July 24 at 7:30 pm
    Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 pm

    Inside the Opera pre-show talk begins 1 hour before curtain at The Barns

    Contact Information:
    Wolf Trap
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