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Viva VERDI - The Promised End

A unique imagining of Shakespeare's King Lear, alongside the composer’s towering Requiem

Verdi & Shakespeare come together in this season-opener, a 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 finished, and exploring the universal pains and joys of the aging process. 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 In Series Artistic Director Timothy Nelson. Sung in Latin & English with English dialogue.

Performances: Sat 9/8 at 8pm; Sun 9/9 at 2pm*; Fri 9/14 at 8pm; Sat 9/15 at 8pm; Sun 9/16 at 2pm; Wed 9/19 at 7:30pm; Fri 9/21at 8pm; Sat 9/22 at 8pm; Sun 9/23 at 2pm

Date & Time

Weekly on Sunday, Friday, and Saturday

Sep 08, 2018 through Sep 23, 2018

8:00PM - 2:00PM

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General $45, Seniors $40, Under 35 $25, Students $20

Performing Arts & Dance Shakespeare Opera Opera Verdi In Series Washington, D.C.