Enter the unexpected.
March 18-20, 2016 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Palm Beach Opera is proud to present its third mainstage opera of the 2016 season, Richard Strauss’ delightful Ariadne auf Naxos, March 18-20, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
Sometimes when two worlds collide, something unexpected and amazing happens. In Ariadne auf Naxos, Richard Strauss brilliantly combines a tragic opera with a romantic farce, to fashion a merry jaunt in lavish 18th century Vienna.
When the wealthiest man in Vienna throws an opulent party to dazzle his guests, proverbial fireworks erupt when a traditional opera group and a slapstick comedy troupe are forced to perform at the same time, in order to keep the real fireworks on schedule.
Strauss’ beautiful, and lush melodies soar throughout this sumptuous opera-within-an-opera, uniting two dramatically different stories into one surprisingly touching, and delightful evening.
Cast highlights include: Metropolitan Opera star Anthony Laciura* will perform the role of The Majordomo, Laciura has also had a recurring role on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Also appearing, soprano Wendy Bryn Harmer as The Prima Donna (Ariadne), mezzo-soprano Irene Roberts as The Composer, tenor Brian Jagde as The Tenor (Bacchus), and Kathleen Kim* as Zerbinetta.
Andreas Delfs* from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will be Conducting, and Daniel Witzke* from Germany is the production's Stage Director.