This season, WCO celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of the greatest Italian composer of the 19th century, Giuseppe Verdi, by presenting two of his relatively unknown opera gems: I masnadieri and Il corsaro.
On Sunday, September 22, 2013, WCO is pleased to present I masnadieri at 6pm in the Lisner Auditorium at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. (There is a pre-performance lecture at 5:00pm). This is a tragic opera of love, deceit, loss, greed, and lust for power. American tenor Russell Thomas makes his DC debut as Carlo, the chief bandit, who is as much idealist as anarchist. Baritone Scott Hendricks, who is becoming known for his extensive Verdi roles, performs the role of Carlo’s evil brother Francesco. Making her WCO debut is the spectacular young Cuban-American soprano Lisette Oropesa, singing the role of Amalia. Rounding out the exciting quartet of principals, distinguished Chinese bass Hao Jiang Tian will sing as the role of Massimiliano, the father of Carlo and Francesco, who is manipulated by his evil son. All are joined by a stunning supporting cast of Rolando Sanz, Soloman Howard and José Sacin.
Event begins at 6:00PM
Presented by: Washington Concert Opera
Featured Artist(s): Rene Barbera, Lisette Oropesa, Hao Jiang Tian