by Richard Strauss
Samuel Schultz singing the role of Harlekin
What happens when high art and lowbrow comedy collide? This hilarious "behind-the-scenes" opera answers the question when a wealthy patron who has commissioned two very different forms of entertainment for the evening finds that time is too short for both, leaving the artistic forces to combine their efforts. The result is a comedic masterpiece set to the exquisitely lush music of Richard Strauss. Come see and hear one of the most whimsical and enchanting operas sung by an outstanding cast of international acclaim. Sung in German with projected English translations.