Karita Mattila reprises her performance as the title character in this acclaimed production of Ariadne Auf Naxos, directed by Christof Loy.
It tells the story of a rich patron, who has organized some after-dinner entertainment: a comedy troupe and a newly commissioned opera. However, dinner has overrun and to the horror of all involved, he commands that the two entertainments be performed simultaneously so that they’ll be finished in time for the fireworks.
Playfully combining two very different art forms – tragic opera and romantic farce – Ariadne Auf Naxos examines the role of art in society and contrasts true love with cheerful promiscuity.
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