Amber Wagner http://wrti.org en Lyric Opera of Chicago: Richard Strauss' ARIADNE AUF NAXOS on June 9th http://wrti.org/post/lyric-opera-chicago-richard-strauss-ariadne-auf-naxos-june-9th <p>Vienna&rsquo;s richest man is planning an incredible party - and you&#39;re invited on Saturday, June 9th from 1 to 4 pm. First, guests will enjoy a serious opera (the Prima Donna plays Ariadne, who&rsquo;s ready to die on the island of Naxos because her lover&rsquo;s jilted her). Then comes a ribald comedy, starring saucy Zerbinetta (who has a Ph.D. in flirting). And finally, there&rsquo;s to be a pyrotechnic display.<br /> Sat, 09 Jun 2012 11:32:00 +0000 WRTI Staff 3966 at http://wrti.org Lyric Opera of Chicago: Richard Strauss' ARIADNE AUF NAXOS on June 9th