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Opera: Strauss's Ariadne

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  • Box Level: $151.00
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CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

featuring
Tamara Wilson, soprano (Ariadne/Diva)
Andreas Schager, tenor (Bacchus/Tenor)
Daniela Fally, soprano (Zerbinetta)
Kate Lindsey, mezzo-soprano (Composer)
Wolfgang Brendel, speaking role (Major-Domo)

in a new
made-for-Cleveland production

by Frederic Wake-Walker
with
lighting, projection, and set design by Alex Nichols
video content design by Dominic Robertson
photography design and direction by Lottie Bowater
costume design by Jason Southgate

and with
Hanno Müller-Brachmann, baritone (Music Master)
Jonas Hacker, tenor (Dance Master)
Julie Mathevet, soprano (Naiad)
Ying Fang, soprano (Echo)
Daryl Freedman, mezzo-soprano (Dryad)
Ludwig Mittelhammer, baritone (Harlequin)
James Kryshak, tenor (Scaramuccio)
Anthony Schneider, bass (Trufffaldino)
Miles Mykkanen, tenor (Brighella)

Overview

Serious opera and slapstick comedy collide … but the shows must go on!

In this fun and ingenious story of Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, a mysterious mogul has commissioned an evening of exotic entertainment for an exclusive dinner party: a dramatic opera based on the myth of Ariadne, plus a comical troupe of clowns.  But plans for the evening are derailed and both entertainments must be presented simultaneously!  Divas collide and lowbrow comedy meets high art in this new, made-for-Cleveland production.  A world-renowned cast led by the remarkable American soprano Tamara Wilson joins Franz and The Cleveland Orchestra in a side-splitting collision of music and laugher for three fully-staged performances.

At a Glance
RICHARD STRAUSS -  Ariadne auf Naxos

Staged opera presentation
sung in German with projected supertitles

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About the Music

   
Information and background about the music are printed in program books distributed free-of-charge at most Cleveland Orchestra concerts. The program notes are usually available on-line ahead of time (see links below).

On-Line FlipBook
Read the program book for these concerts as an online flipbook, best viewed on a desktop or tablet computer.  (Publication schedule for 2018-19 season to be announced; books are usually available the week of the concert.)

Mobile-Friendly ExpressBook (www.ExpressProgramBook.com)
Or click or tap here to read about the concert on your phone with our mobile-friendly ExpressBook, available the week of the concert

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Pre-Concert Talks

Free Concert Previews:

Sunday, January 13, 2019
"Comedy or Tragedy”
Bryan Gilliam, Professor of Music, Duke University
Preview details: 3:00-3:40 PM, Reinberger Chamber Hall

Thursday, January 17, 2019
"Comedy or Tragedy”
Dr. Rose Breckenridge, lecturer and administrator, Cleveland Orchestra Music Study Groups
Preview details: 6:30-7:10 PM, Reinberger Chamber Hall

Saturday, January 19, 2019
"Comedy or Tragedy”
Dr. Rose Breckenridge, lecturer and administrator, Cleveland Orchestra Music Study Groups
Preview details: 7:00-7:40 PM, Reinberger Chamber Hall

Concert Previews are free to all ticketholders.  Previews are held prior to every Cleveland Orchestra subscription concert, beginning 1 hour before the performance.  This series is funded by a generous endowment gift from Dorothy Humel Hovorka.

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Severance Restaurant

Severance Restaurant at Severance Hall is operated by Marigold Catering and features contemporary American cuisine in an elegant setting.  The restaurant is perfect for a quick bite or leisurely dinner before the concert.

The restaurant is located on the street level of Severance Hall along East Boulevard. 

Pre-Concert Dining
Pre-concert dinner service begins up to three hours before each Cleveland Orchestra evening concert.  Pre-concert luncheon service is offered before Cleveland Orchestra matinee concerts on Sunday afternoons.  

Post-Concert Offerings
NEW! Opus Lounge - Located in Lerner Lobby, Opus Lounge is a perfect choice for meeting friends before and after concerts. The Lounge offers signature Cleveland Orchestra cocktails, wine, beer, and small plates. Featuring comfortable and stylish Art Deco décor, the Opus Lounge is presented in partnership with VNTG Home, Cleveland Lighting, and Marshall Carpet One.


For Severance Restaurant reservations, 
please call 216-231-7373 anytime,
or reserve online:

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR TABLE

    
CONCERT REFRESHMENTS

Before concerts and at intermissions, Severance Hall offers wine, beer, cocktails, other beverages, desserts and light refreshments at lobby bars in the Smith Lobby on the street level, in the Bogomolny-Kozerefski Grand Foyer, and in the Kulas Dress Circle Lobby.

Pre-Order Intermission Drinks
Intermission drinks can be ordered prior to the start of the performance at any bar location at Severance Hall.  Pre-order and pay, and your drink will be waiting for you at intermission.

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Parking

A variety of parking options are available for concerts at Severance Hall, including guaranteed pre-paid parking passes (purchased through the Ticket Office or via this website) for many but not all events.

CAMPUS CENTER GARAGE
The Case Western Reserve University Campus Center Garage is located directly adjacent to Severance Hall (parking entrance is off East Boulevard), with stair and elevator access to Severance Hall.  Event parking in the Campus Center Garage can be purchased for $11 per vehicle when space permits. However, the garage often fills up well before concert time and only patrons who purchase pre-paid parking passes are ensured a parking space.  

close croppedPre-Paid Parking for the Campus Center Garage can be purchased for many concerts in advance for $15 per concert by calling the Ticket Office or through this website.  Pre-paid parking guarantees you a space, but availability of pre-paid parking passes is limited.  

HOW TO BUY PRE-PAID PARKING
If you are purchasing online via this website, you will have the opportunity after selecting your concert tickets to add pre-paid parking (if pre-paid parking is available for your performance) to your order.  Please note that each pre-paid parking pass is for a specific date and concert). 

If you have already purchased concert tickets, you can still purchase pre-paid parking online by locating the car icon at the top righthand side of this page.  The text with the icon will show you whether pre-paid parking is availble.  Click on the link.

Parking can also be purchased through the Ticket Office by calling 216-231-1111.

Limited additional event parking is available in the Case Western Reserve University Lot 1 off Euclid Avenue across from Severance Hall, or at the University Circle Lot 13A on Adelbert Road, and at the Cleveland Botanical Garden parking garage on East Boulevard.  Space at these lots may be particularly limited during weekday daytime hours.  Some on-street parking is also available, but often fills up well before curtain time.

PARKING MAP
For a printable map of parking areas surrounding Severance Hall, click here.

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