Jake Gardner | ARIADNE AUF NAXOS is Virginia Opera’s comic masterpiece
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ARIADNE AUF NAXOS is Virginia Opera’s comic masterpiece

Posted by Julie in News, Virginia Opera 10 Feb 2014

Jake Gardner plays the Music Teacher in Virginia Opera’s production of Richard Strauss’ comic masterpiece.

“…Virginia Opera is currently performing the Richard Strauss opera, “ARIADNE AUF NAXOS” at The Harrison Opera House. This is one heck of a show! The two-act opera is hilarious as it pokes fun at the opera world. In the “slapstick” first act, it is revealed to two completely different acting troupes that they must perform on stage SIMULTANEOUSLY in act two…Hilarity ensues!”

—David Adam Beloff, HamptonRoads.com

Read Beloff’s full post and see wonderful photos from the performance here…
(Photo and post by Hampton Roads photographer, David Adam Beloff. See more of his work on his Website.)