Show Date(s)

Online or At Box Office or By Phone

Select Date

Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM

  • Ariadne auf Naxos on Friday, September 15, 2017 @ 8:00 PM, Brown Theatre
  • Ariadne auf Naxos on Sunday, September 17, 2017 @ 2:00 PM, Brown Theatre
  • Location: Brown Theatre, 315 W Broadway - GET DIRECTIONS
  • Date(s):  Friday, September 15th - Sunday, September 17th
  • Ages:  All ages
  • Price: Tickets start at $20.00
  • Running Time: Approximately 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Access Services: Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System, Audio Description (9/17 @ 2PM) | 502-566-5111 (V) or 502-566-5140 (TTY)?
    • Wheelchair Accessible
    • Hearing
    • AD

Show Details

Kentucky Opera: Brown-Forman 2017-18 Season


 An unexpected mash up of traditional tragic opera and romantic farce in this dazzling opera-within-an-opera. A newly commissioned opera based on the myth of Ariadne is forced to perform simultaneously on the same stage as a rowdy troupe of Commedia dell’Arte performers. The result? Theatrical fireworks that will have you crying tears of tenderness and laughter. Richard Strauss delivers lush melodies and bustling energy in this witty and touching production.

Performed in English and German with English supertitles

Director: Chas Rader-Shieber
Conductor: Joseph Mechavich

Ariadne: Christine Brewer  
Bacchus: Garrett Sorensen
Zerbinetta: Elizabeth Sutphen
The Composer: Elizabeth Batton
Music Master: Daniel Mobbs
Dance Master: Rodell Rosel

- Performance includes 20 minute intermission.
- Lunch and Listen: September 6th, 11:00 AM at Louisville Public Media. Listen Live at WUOL 90.5FM. 
- Opera Preview begins one hour before the performance in the Brown Theatre Rehearsal Hall.
- Opera Talk Back with the conductor follows the Sunday performance.
- Parking is available at the Brown Hotel Garage - access via 3rd St for $6 and valet parking in front of the Brown Theatre for $15.