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Washington National Opera's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists: The Consul

When/WhereSunday, Feb 16, 2020 4:00pmHylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater, Science and Technology

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by Gian Carlo Menotti

International powerhouse and WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello directs the formidable talents of WNO’s young artist program in a presentation of Gian Carlo Menotti’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera.  Set in an unidentified European totalitarian country, The Consul touches on themes of fascism, immigration, and bureaucracy. Francesca Zambello’s reduced 80-minute version of the work highlights the moving contemporary resonance the piece retains around the border crisis, the worldwide refugee crisis, and the resurgence of nationalism.

Currently in its 18th season, the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program guides young singers and pianists/coaches on the verge of international careers. The program provides intensive study with renowned vocal and dramatic coaches and offers voice lessons, language classes, career guidance, and master classes with Washington National Opera staff and guest artists. The Young Artists also have the opportunity to perform and cover roles in WNO productions, and to create new roles in WNO’s new works program, the American Opera Initiative.

Performances are free and open to the public. All seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets required.

A special performance note from Rick Davis, Executive Director, Hylton Performing Arts Center

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