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R. Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos at Houston Grand Opera
Seeded by houstongrandopera on 27 Sep 2010
Author: hgopera
R. Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos Purchase tickets online at or call 713-228-6737 A feast for the eyes and for the ears, Strauss's elegant and moving meditation on the conventions of the theater pits a comedienne against a prima donna at a high-society dinner party in Vienna. Three glamorous and acclaimed leading ladies join forces onstage: sopranos Christine Goerke (Ariadne / Prima Donna) and Laura Claycomb (Zerbinetta) and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham (Composer). After his unanimosly acclaimed appearances as Cavaradossi in Tosca, Alexey Dolgov returns to Houston Grand Opera as Bacchus and the Tenor in this lavish, sparkling production directed by John Cox and conducted by Patrick Summers. The Lyric Opera of Chicago production of Ariadne auf Naxos was made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous donor.