Berkshire Opera Festival: Ariadne auf Naxos | Strauss, Hofmannsthal

Tuesday, August 29th 2017 at 7:30 pm

In its second season, the Berkshire Opera Festival presents Ariadne auf Naxos (Ariadne on Naxos). By Richard Strauss (Op. 60,) with a German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, the opera combines slapstick comedy and consummately beautiful music.

The story revolves around the competition between high and low art for the public’s attention, so you’ll want to find out what happens when high art and lowbrow comedy collide!  A wealthy patron has commissioned two pieces of entertainment for the evening…but with one major catch.  Richard Strauss was inspired to compose his most exquisitely lush music for this comedic masterpiece, which has continued to enchant audiences around the globe since its premiere over a hundred years ago.

Sung in German with projected English translations, Berkshire Opera Festival has created a delightful take on you this hilarious “behind-the-scenes” world with an outstanding cast of international renown.

Click here to learn more about the story, the cast and the creative team behind this production.

Other performance dates/times:

- Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 7:30 pm

- Friday, September 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm

 

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