Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Figaro in Four Quartets - InSeries Opera

Despite the age difference of centuries,   Mozart’s opera Marriage of Figaro  and T. S. Eliot’s poem Quartets  have a happy marriage in this InSeries production
Brian J. Shaw plays the role of  the poet who comments through the four stages of life as depicted by four couples at different ages and during changing seasons: teenage love/spring, early marriage/summer, older age/autumn, and old age/winter.  They are really one and the same couple but at different stages of life and love. 
Artistic Director Timothy Nelson has conceived  this innovative and inspiring work in which the story line of Mozart’s opera has been re-formated and texts changed, to fit with the poem. Thus this convergence of the arts of music and poetry is most delightful (and not to forget the scenic artistic background of the change of the seasons!).
The company of eight singers are: Elizabeth Mondragon as Marcellina,  Bryan Jackson as Bartolo, Teresa Ferrara as Contessa, Brody DelBeccaro as Conte, Mia Rojas as Susanna, Jim Williams as Figaro, Dawna Rae Warren as Barbarina, and Cara Gonzalez  as Cherubino.  All can now add to their impressive resumes, this
very unique opera event.
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WHERE:  DC Scottish Rite Temple – 2800 16th Street NW, Washington DC WHEN:  November 28th at 7:30pm
                December 1st at 8:00pm
                December 2nd at 2:00pm
TICKETS AND INFORMATION: Tickets to the InSeries may be purchased online at www.inseries.org, or by calling 202-204-7763.