11 June 2014 at 9.51pm | Comment on this article
The production celebrates the 150th anniversary of Strauss’s birth. An extraordinary combination of musical styles, with a kaleidoscopic plot that combines light-hearted entertainment and high-minded art, the opera is a fitting showcase of Strauss’s creative genius.
The Royal Opera House marked Strauss’s anniversary earlier this season by staging Die Frau ohne Schatten. Watch an interview with Semyon Bychkov about conducting one of Strauss's most mighty operas.
We are also running a weekly A-Z of Richard Strauss blog series.
Ariadne auf Naxos runs from 25 June - 13 July 2014. Tickets are still available.
The production is staged thanks to generous philanthropic support from Hélène and Jean Peters, Hamish and Sophie Forsyth and The Maestro’s Circle