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Details of Arabella and the Ticket Luck value
Set in the golden era of Venice, ‘Arabella’ has been attracting audiences since 1934 when it made its UK debut at the Royal Opera House of London. An opera by the famous German composer Richard Strauss, ‘Arabella’ will be presented this year at a number of the country’s leading theatres and venues. Arabella tickets are available for all the opera lovers who want to watch the young Arabella find her way out of the tangle of misinterpretations and deception to find true love. Best known for its gorgeous music and lyrical comedy, it is a must watch show.
Arabella is one of the finest opera works of Strauss which he created with the notable German librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal in 1932. It was their sixth as well as the last opera work together. The opera made its debut in 1933 at the Dresden Sächsisches Staatstheater and one year later it was performed at the Royal Opera House. Nearly after two decades the opera debuted at the Metropolitan Opera with Eleanor Steber starring in the lead role. Since then, the opera has become a part of Met Opera’s repertory and until now it has been performed fifty five times. Arabella’s new production was also a part of the 2012 festival season at the Santa Fe Opera.
Arabella can be best defined as a lyric comedy about a once-prosperous Waldner family who is on the brink of ruin and destitution. Facing the dire financial crisis, the family finds no other solution but to marry off their elder daughter Arabella with a rich man. Arabella, however, dreams to marry someone she loves. But when the man of her dreams comes along, her chance to find happiness is threatened by the games of deception.
Another thing adding to the problems of beautiful Arabella is her sister Zdenka who is in love with one of her suitors. With all of its sensuous harmonies and soaring solos, Arabella is a splendid romantic comedy marked by the fleeting charms of lovers.
The opera consists of three acts. First act starts where Arabella’s mother, Countess Adelaide is seen consulting a fortuneteller regarding the family’s financial problems. According to the predictions the only way to restore the family status lies in the advantageous marriage of Arabella with a wealthy fellow. The soothsayer also tells her about the troubles that are in store for the family.
But Arabella, oblivious of everything is waiting for the right man. She falls in love with a complete stranger. Meanwhile, three suitors appear and now she has to give her consent and accept one of them for marriage.
The story then moves further and the audience is introduced with Matteo, the penniless officer, who enters the room as the fortuneteller and the Countess leaves. Although Zdenka secretly loves Matteo, she decides to help him in conveying his feelings to Arabella. From the talks between two sisters to the appearance of the mysterious stranger, the story keeps building on until the disappointed Waldner receives another pile to bills. But with the unexpected visit of Count Mandryka’s nephew who is an extremely wealthy character and the sole heir, Waldner starts to hope for good days.
As the opera reaches its second act, the audience is transported to a public ballroom where Arabella meets Mandryka who happens to be the same stranger that she has fallen in love with. During the same time, Mandryka overhears the conversation between Matteo and Zdenka as the latter promises the former that Arabella would meet him that night. Disappointed and mad with jealousy, Mandryka starts flirting with the ball’s mascot and later accuses Arabella of infidelity.
What happens next is left for you to see yourself because operas are best watched live in theatres. You can watch the story reach its end by getting some Arabella tickets which are on sale now.