Ariadne auf Naxos

Curtis Opera Theatre
Music by Richard Strauss / Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannstahl

Ariadne auf Naxos

Mar. 4, 6, 8m, 2015 | Perelman Theater
Aurora Series for Chamber Opera

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Fireworks of temperament.

When the wealthiest man in Vienna hosts a lavish night of music and fireworks, the entertainment is in no short supply—and neither is the drama. In a farcical twist of fate, a brash burlesque troupe and a buttoned-up opera company must now perform together on the same stage. In a new Curtis Opera Theatre production, the two groups argue, flirt, and fight for the spotlight as the comic preparations of the first act transform into a beautiful opera-within-an-opera before your eyes. Challenging traditional conventions, Strauss combines humor with undeniably beautiful music, proving that no matter the circumstances, the two shows must go on.


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Perelman Theater
Part of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Performance Schedule:

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 6, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.

Estimated Running Time:

Approximately two hours and 20 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission


Performed in German with English supertitles

The Aurora Series is underwritten by the Wyncote Foundation.
The production is funded, in part, through support from the William Penn Foundation.
The Curtis Opera Theatre season is sponsored by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.

New Production
Produced by the Curtis Institute of Music and presented in association with Opera Philadelphia and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.