Wed, Mar 22|
Washington National Opera presents "Blue"
A family and community struggle when a police officer kills a teenager in the D.C. premiere of Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson’s acclaimed new opera.
Time & Location
Mar 22, 7:30 PM – Mar 23, 7:30 PM
Kennedy Center, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566, USA
About the Event
How do you protect a child born into danger?
“Best New Opera of 2020” (The Music Critics Association of North America)
Music by Jeanine Tesori / Libretto by Tazewell Thompson In English with Projected English Titles New Production, Co-Produced with The Glimmerglass Festival and Lyric Opera of Chicago
In Harlem, a couple celebrates the birth of their firstborn—a boy, Black and beautiful. As the mother worries for her son’s future in today’s America, the father wrestles with his role as a police officer, a “Black man in blue.” When the unimaginable happens years later and a white officer kills the son, their deepest fears will come true.