PHOTOS: Opera Philadelphia Puts a Gilligan’s Island Twist On Ariadne Auf Naxos

Opera Philadelphia‘s annual co-production with Curtis Opera Theatre put audiences through quite a whiplash of styles during its sold-out performances at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater last weekend. Strauss’s melodic Ariadne Auf Naxos was set in a modern art museum with the characters of the iconic television show Gillian’s Island (and Baywatch) invading the production in a humorous twist. Of course, there was the music, a knockout series of arias that showcased some of the amazing talent studying at the Curtis Institute. We have a gallery of some of the fabulous production shots below, and get ready for the next opera invading Philadelphia: Verdi’s Don Carlo, at the Academy of Music starting on April 24.