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Ariadne auf Naxos

Opera by Richard Strauss

A rich man employs a young composer to write an opera for his party: The result is Ariadne on Naxos. But because this tragic opera about Ariadne, deserted by her former lover Theseus, is not entertaining enough for the host, he also invites a troupe of burlesque comedians to strut their stuff alongside the tragedians. This outrage for the composer presents itself as an opportunity: The grief of the abandoned can be contrasted with the joie de vivre of the comedienne Zerbinetta. In his staging of the work, David Hermann juxtaposes the world of Greek tragedy with the frippery of French rococo. »Ariadne auf Naxos«, which premiered in 1916, is an opera about opera, about loyalty and change, as well as the transformative power of love.

Premiere 2. December 2018

Ariadne auf Naxos

Richard Strauss

Feb
2023

Apr
2023

Info
  • 7 pm – 9.45 pm
  • Intermission after 45 minutes

  • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden

  • Free introductory talk
  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

  • Guided tour through the Semperoper
Info
  • 8 pm – 10.45 pm
  • Intermission after 45 minutes

  • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden

  • Free introductory talk
  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

  • Guided tour through the Semperoper
    Info
    • 3 pm – 5.45 pm
    • Intermission after 45 minutes

    • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden

    • Free introductory talk
    • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up
    Info
    • 7 pm – 9.45 pm
    • Intermission after 45 minutes

    • Venue:  Semperoper Dresden

    • Ticket sales only as a complete package, written order from 10 a.m. on 8 Sept to 18 Sept 2022

    • Free introductory talk
    • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

    • Guided tour through the Semperoper
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