The Highlands Opera Studio is gearing up for its final performance of the 2019 season with the opera, Ariadne Auf Naxos set to hit the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion stage.

It will be shown Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

In its description, HOS said, “what happens when a circus group and a serious opera company are unexpectedly requested to perform exactly at the same time? The shows must go on.”

In the opera, a wealthy patron has commissioned two pieces of entertainment for a private dinner party: an opera based on the myth of Ariadne in exile, and a capering troupe of clowns for comic relief. \

The catch is that the two acts must perform simultaneously so a fabulous pyrotechnics display can conclude the evening as promised.


HOS said it ties in with this year’s theme of Women in Opera.

“Ariadne auf Naxos provides an interesting exploration into various psychological archetypes of women reflected through the characters of Zerbinetta, Ariadne, and even the composer, played by a woman. The cast will also include popular local, Brigitte Gall, who will play Der Haushofmeister (Major Domo).

The schedule is: Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 24 at 2 p.m., Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. and Aug. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $37.50 and available via the box office 705-457-5646 or 1-855-455- 5533. People can also order tickets online from

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