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Opera North: Ariadne auf Naxos



Evenings: 7pm
Running time: 2hrs 30mins (including interval)
Suitable to all.
Please note this performance features pyros, flashing lights, haze, smoke and one moment of strong language

Sung in German with English titles
Audio described perf with pre-show touch tour: Fri 24 Mar, 7pm

In a bustling 1950s Italian studio two films are set to be made – one a heartbreaking myth, the other a light musical comedy.
Disaster strikes and the two films suddenly become one. Entertainment is in no short supply, and neither is the drama.  

Comic, heroic and romantic, Ariadne auf Naxos contains some of Strauss’ greatest music, filled with soaring melodies and unforgettable moments.

The multi-award nominated Rodula Gaitanou directs this new production, exploring the competition between high and low art, and bringing the audience in on its humorous mischief.

There is a free pre-show talk ahead of this performance with members of the company. Tickets are free but must be pre-booked.

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