Music by Antonio Vivaldi
Libretto by Metastasio
Opera sung in Italian with English supertitles
By arrangement with Bote & Bock Berlin and Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.
Surrounded by the armies of Julius Caesar, a defiant Cato faces the end of his conflict with Rome’s newly anointed Dictator. Politics and passion collide in the rugged North African city of Utica as Cato’s daughter is drawn to the conquering Caesar.
The 2015-2016 season begins with Opera Lafayette’s first foray into the works of Vivaldi. A masterpiece of the baroque, Catone in Utica brings one of the great stories of ancient Rome to life in an exquisite exploration of operatic drama. Opera Lafayette’s semi-staged production is based on the critically acclaimed Summer 2015 production at The Glimmerglass Festival and is directed by the Emmy-nominated and NAACP Theatre Award winning Tazewell Thompson. Ciccolini/Curtis critical edition by arrangement with Bote & Bock Berlin and Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.
Ryan Brown, Conductor
Tazewell Thompson, Director
Amith Chandrashaker, Lighting
Sara Jean Tosetti, Costume Consultant
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, NOVEMBER 28, 2015 -7:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 2:00 p.m.
The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
2700 F St NW, Washington, DC
Tickets: $55 - $120
Students/25 and under: 50% off using promo code TG50
A pre-performance discussion will take place in the North Atrium Foyer an hour before both productions at the Kennedy Center.
Seats in the balcony are only accessible by using the stairs.
A pre-performance discussion will take place in room L.63 an hour before this production.