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Strauss - Ariadne auf Naxos

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July 19, 2019 - July 27, 2019
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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.

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Wolf Trap
1635 Trap Road,
Vienna, VA 22182
Virginia

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(703) 255-1900 or wolftrap () wolftrap ! org

Admission: $36-$92

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