Viva VERDI - The Promised End

Press Opening

09/08/2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Verdi and Shakespeare come together in this unique imagining of the Bard's King Lear, alongside the composer's towering Requiem. Heart-stopping melodies and breathtaking choruses reveal Verdi at the moment of his death, weighing fragments of his life, telling the story of the opera Lear which he never completed, and exploring the universal pains and joys of the aging processs. Acclaimed conductor/composer/pianist Paul Leavitt and eight opera singers distill this music to its fiery spiritual core. Steven Scott Mazzola directs this world-premiere piece written by Timothy Nelson, and starring Helen Hayes Award winner, Nanna Ingvarsson.

With designs by Jonathan Dahm Robertson (Scenic), Marianne Meadows (Lighting), and Maria Bissex (Costumes).
The Ensemble includes:
Teresa Ferrara
Natalie Conte
Anamer Castrello
Elizabeth Mondragon
Peter Burroughs
Brian Arreola
John T.K. Scherch
Bryan Jackson
Sung in Latin & English with English dialogue.

September 8th - September 23rd.

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1835 14th ST NW
Washington, DC 20009

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