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Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos.

May 31, Jun. 2 and 4 - Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos.

The Palladium, 253 5th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL or 727-822-3590.

Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos
May 31, 2013, 7:30pm
June 2, 2:00pm Matinee
June 4, 7:30pm

Sung in German with English subtitles.

The richest man in Vienna plans to entertain his guests with both an opera and an Italian burlesque. The first act shows the competitive spectacle that arises when it is announced the two pieces must be performed at the same time. The Composer fights to save his “high art” while we witness the scheming of the various theatrical directors and performers. The second act is the performance of “Ariadne auf Naxos,” the improvised combined efforts of the opera and burlesque troupes to convey a touching story about love lost and love found. Strauss’s entertaining opera features three major roles for women: the Composer (a pants role), the Prima Donna (Ariadne), and Zerbinetta, the leader of the commedia dell’arte players. All three deliver some of the most virtuosic singing you will ever hear, and along with the whimsical ensembles and soaring instrumental interludes this creates an evening of excitement and energy for performers and audience both. Performed in German with English surtitles.
Generously sponsored by Harvey Tavel and Norman R. Glick.

Fri May 31 11:30pm – Sat Jun 1, 2013 1am GMT (no daylight saving)
The Palladium, 253 5th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL (map)