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Opera North - Ariadne auf Naxos

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Opera North - Ariadne Auf Naxos

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Friday 17 March 2023 | 7:00pm
Theatre Royal
Tickets £22.00 to £69.50

RICHARD STRAUSS

Comedy and tragedy collide when a wealthy patron commissions two entertainments for his guests – one a knockabout comedy, the other a high-flown mythological opera. Chaos erupts when, at the last minute, both companies are instructed to perform their pieces simultaneously.

The backstage shenanigans of the prologue give way to a meditation on differing attitudes to life and love in the opera proper, with Ariadne, who longs only for death after she is abandoned by the faithless Theseus, contrasted with Zerbinetta, for whom one lover can easily be replaced by another.

All sides of Strauss's musical personality – comic, heroic and romantic – are on glorious display in this sumptuous confection. Director Rodula Gaitanou locates the action in a Fellini-esque Italian film studio in a production that won high praise when it was first seen in Gothenburg in 2018.

'… has all the hallmarks of a big Opera North hit.'

Hugh Canning, Sunday Times, on the premiere of this production in Gothenburg, 2018

A co-production with Gothenburg Opera

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Book for at least three new Opera North productions from their 22/23 season and enjoy great savings, and fantastic benefits including advance programmes. Buy 3 operas and get 10% off, buy 4-5 operas and get 12.5% off or buy 6-7 operas and get 15% off.

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Tickets: £22.00 - £69.50

Create Your Own Package
Book for at least three new Opera North productions from their 22/23 season and enjoy great savings, and fantastic benefits including advance programmes. Buy 3 operas and get 10% off, buy 4-5 operas and get 12.5% off or buy 6-7 operas and get 15% off.

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Opera North - Ariadne auf Naxos (17 Mar 2023 - 18 Mar 2023)
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Friday - Saturday19:00

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