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Washington National Opera: Blue

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in the Eisenhower Theater

2700 F Street, NW

Washington, DC 20566

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D.C. premiere of the Washington National Opera’s new contemporary opera, BLUE, at the Kennedy Center.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020 , 7:30pm, in the Eisenhower Theater

BLUE, a new opera by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson, follows a Black couple coming to terms with the sudden death of their teenage son by police. BLUE’s commission was inspired by contemporary events and influenced by several literary works, such as Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me, James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time, and Claude Brown’s Manchild in the Promised Land. With a cast of 10, the opera focuses on a Black family in Harlem: the father, a police officer; the mother, loving and fearful for her child; and their son, a politically active teenager. The son’s death brings to reality the mother’s worst fear and ignites an anger and devastation in the father.

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in the Eisenhower Theater

2700 F Street, NW

Washington, DC 20566

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