Washington Concert Opera presents Charles Gounod's

Sapho


DRESS REHEARSAL

friday, november 16, 2018
7 pm

Presented at Lisner Auditorium.

Please be aware that there is currently construction occurring in front of Lisner’s 21st Street entrance. Guests to this dress rehearsal will still be able to enter from this side via the ADA ramp, which is just to the left side of the main entrance doors. We apologize for the inconvenience!

 

PERFORMANCE

Sunday, November 18, 2018
6 PM

Presented at Lisner Auditorium

Join WCO co-founder and opera scholar Peter Russell one (1) hour prior to the performance for an entertaining and highly informative talk. The talk is free to all ticketholders and will be held inside Lisner Auditorium.  


Unusual for its time, Gounod's first opera rejected traditional elements of French grand opera in favor of a deeply psychological drama. Sapho centers around intense, competing love affairs - developing within the context of the ancient Greek Olympics - all while the tantalizing possibility of a political coup bubbles just beneath the surface. Internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey will return to WCO in the title role, with four acclaimed emerging artists making their WCO debuts: tenor Addison Marlor as Phaon, soprano Amina Edris as Glycère, bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana as Pythéas, and baritone Brian Vu as Alcée.


Cast

Kate Lindsey as Sapho

Kate Lindsey as Sapho

Addison Marlor as Phaon

Addison Marlor as Phaon

Amina Edris as Glycère

Amina Edris as Glycère

Musa Ngqungwana as Pythéas

Musa Ngqungwana as Pythéas

Brian Vu as Alcée

Brian Vu as Alcée