Opera: Richard Strauss’s Die Liebe der Danae
American Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director
In this late Strauss opera, the powerful god Jupiter and the lowly donkey driver Midas compete for the love of the beautiful Danae. A blend of comedy, romance, and drama on the themes of transformation and the acceptance of life’s changes, the opera is brilliantly illuminated by Strauss’s orchestral mastery.
Directed by Kevin Newbury
Sets designed by Rafael Viñoly and Mimi Lien
July 29 and August 5 at 7 pm
July 31* and August 3 and 7 at 3 pm
Tickets: $30, 60, 70, 90
Call 845-758-7948for information about premium seating with special benefits.
*Opera talk at 1 pm in Sosnoff Theater. Free and open to the public.
Special support for this program is provided by Emily H. Fisher and John Alexander. Additional support has been generously provided by Falconwood Foundation, Inc., and Robert W. Wilson.