Bold. Brave. Brilliant.
Music by Richard Strauss, Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Ariadne auf Naxos

comedy becomes divine 

Full of delight and comedic misadventures.

A wealthy patron has commissioned two pieces of entertainment for a private dinner party: an opera based on the myth of Ariadne in exile, and a capering troupe of clowns for comic relief. The catch: the two acts must perform simultaneously! The result is a delightful comedy of errors, as Ariadne auf Naxos delivers a deliciously theatrical mix of humor and exceptionally beautiful music, bringing surprise and delight at every possible turn.


PHOENIX / April 3 & 4, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. / April 5, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
TUCSON / April 11 , 2020 at 7:30 p.m. / April 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

New Season Subscriptions will become available for purchase to the general public in May 2019. Single Tickets go on sale in the summer of 2019.

This production of Ariadne auf Naxos is made possible in part, through generous support by Ole and Teri Thienhaus. Photo: Ellen Appel, Forth Worth Opera