Washington Concert Opera’s 2014-2015 season invites you to rediscover love.
I Capuleti e i Montecchi
September 28, 2014
This ageless tale of star-crossed lovers in 13th-century Verona is retold in elegant and virtuosic bel canto style and offers some of Bellini’s most beautiful melodies. Based on Shakespear’s “Romeo and Juliet,” this is “an opera of dramatic appeal” (New York Times) and features the enormous talents of stunning coloratura soprano Olga Peretyatko as Giulietta and mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Romeo. Tenor David Portillo sings the role of Tebaldo.
March 1, 2015
Fans of Richard Strauss will delight in this fine composer’s first opera, which shows strong influence of Richard Wagner. Guntram follows in the footsteps of Strauss’ extremely evocative tone poems and foreshadows many of Strauss’ later works including Arabella, Daphne and Die Frau ohne Schatten. Tenor Russell Thomas returns to WCO to sing the title role and celebrated soprano Marjorie Owens sings Freihild. Tom Fox joins them as the Duke. This presentation will be a first for WCO and the second presentation ever offered in the United States.