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The Lowell House Opera is the longest continually performing opera company in New England, featuring students, professionals, and community members from both Harvard and the greater Boston area.

Ariadne auf Naxos - March 22-April 1, 2017
This spring, a young student composer is set to premiere a brand new opera inspired by idealized virtue and classical mythology: the magnificent Ariadne auf Naxos. Plans change when the Faculty Deans backing the project decide that the opera could use some help. They insist that a popular student improv troupe become part of the plot, throwing the up-tight opera singers into a rage. An epic battle ensues between the highbrow and lowbrow forms of entertainment. Is any reconciliation possible? Extraordinary arias, coloratura fireworks, and achingly beautiful ensembles win the day, ardently making the case for the transcendent and transformative power of music. This contemporary staging simultaneously parodies and pays tribute to Harvard house culture, and bids a fond farewell to the Lowell House performance hall before it undergoes renovation.

Wednesday, March 22 at 8:30pm
Friday, March 24 at 8:30pm* (ticket prices are higher for this performance).
Saturday, March 25 at 8:30pm
Wednesday, March 29 at 8:30pm
Friday, March 31 at 8:30pm
Saturday, April 1 at 8:30pm

With the exception of March 24th, all performances are free for Lowell Undergraduate Residents.

* followed by black tie reception in the Faculty Deans' Residence

Performances will be sung in German with English supertitles.

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