- George Mason University's Center for the Arts
- 4400 University Drive
- Region Northern Virginia
- Locality Fairfax
- Friday, February 14, 2014 (8:00 PM-11:30 PM)
- Sunday, February 16, 2014 (2:00 PM-5:30 PM)
- Phone: (888) 945-2468
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website cfa.gmu.edu
One of Strauss’s finest works, this new Virginia Opera production is a seriously funny opera with seriously beautiful music. It considers the competition of highbrow and lowbrow art for the public’s attention, and is filled with slapstick comedy, delicious wit and luscious music. The plot includes a rising young composer who has been commissioned by a nouveau riche Viennese gentleman to create a tragic opera based on the Greek myth of Ariadne that is to be performed at his sumptuous dinner party. But when the dinner runs long and threatens the cancellation of an extravagant fireworks display, it is decided that the opera must be performed along with the other scheduled performance – a ribald comedy. Hilarity ensues as this opera-within-an-opera unfolds. Sung in German with English supertitles.
Admission Fee: Tickets: Friday – $44, $72, $86; Sunday – $48, $80, $98. Youth Discount: tickets are half price for youth through grade 12.
Last Updated: 6/3/2013 1:52 PM