Ariadne auf Naxos

Presented by Seattle Opera

by Richard Strauss

THE SHOWS MUST GO ON! A wealthy patron has commissioned two pieces of entertainment for a private dinner party: an opera based on the myth of Ariadne in exile, and a capering troupe of clowns for comic relief. The catch: the two acts must perform simultaneously so a fabulous pyrotechnics display can conclude the evening as promised. Our acclaimed production delivers a deliciously theatrical mix of lowbrow comedy and high art, offering surprises and delights at every turn. (And yes, there will be fireworks!)

In German with English subtitles

Approximate Running Time: 2 hours and 35 minutes, with 1 intermission

Event Showings

Event Details

  • May 2 - 16 , 2015
  • Lobby - 2.5 hours prior to show time
  • Seattle Opera's Box Office:
    206-389-7676

    Individual tickets go on sale on July 28. Purchase tickets now as part of a season subscription here.

  • Parking is available at the Mercer Street Garage, conveniently located across the street from McCaw Hall.

  • Call 206-615-0404 to make your reservation at Prelude.

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