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What happens if you take a classical tale and meld it with a bunch of clowns? It could be surreal or amusing ... but it would also be a real mash-up. That's what happens when a wealthy Viennese patron demands that 'Ariadne auf Naxos' be performed simultaneously with a clown troupe -- the comedians push their way into the classical mythology. UNLV Opera will be performing Richard Strauss' "Ariadne auf Naxos" this weekend, and we talk with some cast members.
Linda Lister, Director, UNLV Opera
Daniel Hunter plays Bacchus
Bonita Bunt plays Zerbinetta
Jonathan Mancheni plays Scaramuccio