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Ariadne auf Naxos | Longborough Festival Opera

Thursday July 19, 2018 at 17:00
Longborough Festival Opera House, Moreton-in-Marsh
£110, £90, £80, £65, £50
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  1. Ariadne auf Naxos Op 60 - Richard Strauss

Ancient Greek myth is ingeniously interwoven with Commedia dell'arte, as the music of Richard Strauss comes to Longborough for the first time. Musicians, singers and actors prepare for a serious opera, to be followed by a burlesque troupe. To avoid running late it is decided that the two entertainments be performed simultaneously, and the performers, tragic and comic alike, must tailor their efforts to their employer's requirements.

This absurd predicament is the setting for Strauss’s musical exploration of the bitter-sweet nature of love, culminating in a duet in which Hofmannsthal's magical idea of poetic transformation is perfectly allied to the sublimity of Strauss's music.

Longborough's Music Director Anthony Negus joins forces with Alan Privett, director of Tannhäuser in 2016 and Longborough’s monumental 2013 Ring cycle.

Sung in German with English surtitles.

Part of Longborough's 2018 season, which also includes Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer, Verdi's La traviata, and Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea.

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