Ariadne Auf Naxos Theatre Tickets

Ariadne Auf Naxos

Ariadne Auf Naxos playfully combines two very different art forms: tragic opera and romantic farce. The result is a richly textured work that examines the role of art in society, and contrasts true love with cheerful promiscuity. Richard Strauss and his librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal originally conceived the opera as part of a large-scale arrangement of Molière’s play Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. Though the initial run of performances in 1912 was well received, Strauss and Hofmannsthal decided to rework the piece – the Molière material was abandoned in favour of a new operatic Prologue. This second, fully operatic version had its premiere in 1916 and is now a part of the established repertory.

Show Information

Booking from: Saturday, 10th October 2015

Booking until: Friday, 16th October 2015

Running Time: 2 hours 50 minutes

Theatre Information

Theatre: Royal Opera House

Address: Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD

Directions: (3 mins) The Opera House is off Covent Garden piazza, which is visible from the tube station exit. There is a revolving door entrance at the piazza.

Location Map

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