Seattle Opera Preview

From Seattle Opera’s 2004 Ariadne auf Naxos: Jane Giering-DeHaan (Zerbinetta), Seth Malkin (Truffaldino), Philip Cutlip (Harlekin), William Saetre (Brighella), and Steven Goldstein (Scaramuccio) (Rozarii Lynch, photo)

From Seattle Opera’s 2004 Ariadne auf Naxos: Jane Giering-DeHaan (Zerbinetta), Seth Malkin (Truffaldino), Philip Cutlip (Harlekin), William Saetre (Brighella), and Steven Goldstein (Scaramuccio) (Rozarii Lynch, photo)

Third Place Commons is fortunate to host Seattle Opera previews before each upcoming performance.  On Tuesday, April 21 at 7 pm, a members of Seattle Opera’s education staff will lead an informal opera talk designed to give you a great orientation to their upcoming production of Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss.

From Seattle Opera’s the description, this will be a colorful, lively production:

THE SHOWS MUST GO ON! A wealthy patron has commissioned two pieces of entertainment for a private dinner party: an opera based on the myth of Ariadne in exile, and a capering troupe of clowns for comic relief. The catch: the two acts must perform simultaneously so a fabulous pyrotechnics display can conclude the evening as promised. Our acclaimed production delivers a deliciously theatrical mix of lowbrow comedy and high art, offering surprises and delights at every turn.

Whether you are a new or seasoned opera fan, these talks are guaranteed to pique your interest.  Please join us for an entertaining and informative evening!

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