September 8-23, 2018 – Viva VERDI – The Promised End

VivaVerdiVerdi’s name* became the battle-cry of an entire revolution. Verdi and 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. With designs by Jonathan Dahm Robertson (Scenic), Marianne Meadows (Lighting), and Maria Bissex (Costumes).

Starring Helen Hayes Award Winner, Nanna Ingvarsson as Verdi/Lear.

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.

VENUE
Source Theatre
1835 14th Street NW – Washington DC 20009
U Street-Cardozo Metro (Green line)
Street & Garage parking available
http://www.sourcedc.org

TICKETS
General: $45
Seniors (65+): $40
Young Professional: $25
Students: $20