Directors’ Salon
Monday, August 27 at 7pm
at Casa Italiana: 595 ½ Third St. NW
Judiciary Square Metro. Parking garage nearby.

Join Viva V.E.R.D.I.’s artists and luminaries from Washington National Opera (Robert Ainsley), Washington Shakespeare Theatre (Drew Lichtenberg), and the National Institutes of Health (Dr. David Jangraw), for a fascinating conversation on the themes of the Requiem, King Lear, and art, aging and the human brain: compelling conversation, inspired musical performances, and an open Q&A session. Refreshments to follow. FREE and open but reservations encouraged! – RSVP Here

Artist & Community Toast
Saturday, September 8
Linger after the show to meet and toast the stars of Viva V.E.R.D.I. Admission included in your opening night ticket!

Post-Show Artist/Audience Dialogue
Sunday, September 9

Viva V.E.R.D.I. – The Promised End


Verdi’s name* became the battle-cry of an entire revolution. Verdi and Shakespeare come together in this season-opener, a unique imagining of the Bard’s King Lear, alongside the composer’s towering Requiem. Heart-stopping melodies and breathtaking choruses reveal Verdi at the moment of his death, weighing fragments of his life, telling the story of the opera Lear which he never finished, and exploring the universal pains and joys of the aging process. Acclaimed conductor/composer/pianist Paul Leavitt and eight opera singers distill this music to its fiery spiritual core. Steven Scott Mazzola directs this world-premiere piece written by In Series Artistic Director Timothy Nelson. Sung in Latin & English with English dialogue.
*Acronym for Vittorio Emanuele Re D’Italia

Sat 9/8 at 8pm; Sun 9/9 at 2pm*; Fri 9/14 at 8pm; Sat 9/15 at 8pm; Sun 9/16 at 2pm; Wed 9/19 at 7:30pm; Fri 9/21at 8pm; Sat 9/22 at 8pm; Sun 9/23 at 2pm

Running Time: 80 minutes with no intermission

Source Theatre
1835 14th Street NW – Washington DC 20009
U Street-Cardozo Metro (Green line)
Street & Garage parking available

General: $45
Seniors (65+): $40
Young Professional: $25
Students: $20

Viva V.E.R.D.I. – The Promised End – Read the Full Annotated Script

Requiem English Translation – Download the Full Requiem Text in English

vv-program-final-web – Download Production Book with Essays and Interviews