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.

Estimated running time: 2 hours 30 minutes with 1 intermission.
Production made possible, in part, through generous support from Marlys A. Beider, and Ole and Teri Thienhaus.
Photo: Ellen Appel, Forth Worth Opera

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