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Student Preview: Ariadne auf Naxos

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 7:00pm (Phoenix)

This night is reserved specifically for students to join us for the final dress rehearsal of Ariadne auf Naxos.
Rated: PG
Language: Performed in German with English supertitles
Length: 2 hours and 36 minutes including one intermission

For more information about the cast and creatives.

About the Performance:

Arizona Opera is delighted to at last present this Strauss masterpiece, which comes to the stage after its planned performances in Spring 2020, which were delayed due to the pandemic. Ariadne auf Naxos is an opera within an opera - a satirical farce that combines sublime music with hilarious antics.

A wealthy gentleman in Vienna commissions two pieces of entertainment as an after dinner treat for his guests, to be performed by two separate group of artists: a dramatic opera and a lighted hearted theatrical comedy. Unfortunately, the dinner is running late, and the two ensembles are forced to perform on stage together, at the same time. Ariadne, who has been abandoned by Theseus, laments her lost love and yearns for death. Zerbinetta and her four companions from the commedia dell’arte troupe attempt to cheer on Ariadne by singing and dancing, but without success. Zerbinetta insists that the best way to cure a broken heart is to find another love. Meanwhile, each of the four commedia men pursues Zerbinetta.

Naiad, Dryad, and Echo announce the arrival of a stranger. Ariadne assumes it is the messenger of death. Soon these misapprehensions are resolved and the two are united in the mystery of love. As Dorante steals away with Dorimene, Zerbinetta has the last word: another man always comes along.

How to reserve tickets:

Title 1 School Groups: Place your order using this form.
Non-Title 1 Schools and Individual groups: Scroll down to complete your order.

School ID Requirement: To attend Student Previews, you are required to be a CURRENT student and MUST present a student ID when picking up your ticket if you are not traveling with a large school group. If you are not able to present your student ID when picking up your ticket at will-call you will not be allowed into the event.

No school ID? No problem! Before completing your ticket purchase, indicate in the Notes section why you cannot present an ID. Arizona Opera will verify your reservation and contact you if there are any issues.