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Ariadne auf Naxos

THE SHOWS MUST GO ON! 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 so a fabulous pyrotechnics display can conclude the evening as promised. Our acclaimed production delivers a deliciously theatrical mix of lowbrow comedy and high art, offering surprises and delights at every turn. (And yes, there will be fireworks!)

In German with English subtitles | at McCaw Hall
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 35minutes with 1 intermission

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Single Tickets on sale July 28, 2014
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Audio described performance for visually impaired patrons available on Sunday, May 3. Description begins 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the matinee.



About The Cast

Christiane Libor and Marcy Stonikas return to Seattle Opera as Ariadne; tenor Arnold Rawls sings Bacchus. Kate Lindsey as the Composer and Sarah Coburn as the flirtatious young actress make an adorable secondary couple.


A Visual Tour

Costumes by Cynthia Savage and Bruno Schwengl bring old and new together with a chic twist, while ingenious sets by Robert Dahlstrom set Strauss’ comedy in the fashionable home of the wealthiest man in Seattle.


What's Going On?

The richest man in town has commissioned a gifted young composer to write a new opera, Ariadne auf Naxos. Watch what happens when comedy and tragedy are forced to share the same stage.

Production Sponsors

ArtsFund, Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle

Banner Photo Credit
© Rozarii Lynch

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