The Barns

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Price $36-$92
The best laid plans often go awry… Strauss’ soaring opera is divinely comical and deeply enchanting.

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS Music by Richard Strauss
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal

A New Production

Combining slapstick comedy and beautiful music in a competition of “high” and “low” art, Ariadne auf Naxos is a cock-eyed tale about art, love, and infidelity. A wealthy patron commissions two pieces of entertainment for a party—an opera based on the Ariadne myth and a comedy by a song and dance troupe. Shortly before the performances are to begin, he orders that they be performed simultaneously in order for a fireworks display to begin on time. What follows is a class war in Strauss’ brilliant opera based on a Molière comedy.

“A tale of everyday farce and mythical fantasy.” The New York Times exclaims Ariadne auf Naxos is “plush and lyrical.”

  • Inside the Opera pre-show talk begins 1 hour before curtain at The Barns
  • Performance running time: 2.5 hours including one intermission
  • Sung in German with projected English translations

CASTPrima Donna / Ariadne - Alexandria Shiner
Tenor / Bacchus - Ian Koziara
Zerbinetta - Alexandra Nowakowski
Composer - Lindsay Kate Brown
Music Master - Joshua Conyers
Dancing Master - Ian McEuen
Major-Domo - TBD
Harlekin - Michael Pandolfo*
Truffaldin - Ron Dukes*
Scaramuccio - Victor Cardamone*
Brighella - Seiyoung Kim*
Naiad - Meagan Rao*
Dryad - Anastasiia Sidorova*
Echo - Ashley Robillard*
Wigmaker - Blake Denson*
Lackey - Jeremy Harr*
Officer - Bradley Bickhardt*

*Studio Artist


Conductor- Emily Senturia
Director - Tara Faircloth
Scenic Designer - Laura Fine Hawkes
Costume Designer - Rooth Varland
Lighting Designer - Robert H. Grimes
Wig & Makeup Designer - Anne Nesmith


Cover Conductor - James Maverick
Musical Preparation - Nate Raskin, Thomas Morris
German Coach - Thomas Lausmann
Assistant Director - Emily Cuk
Production Stage Manager - Jordan Braun
Assistant Stage Manager - Julie Langevin
Supertitle Coordinator - Robert Bosworth