September 19, 2013 | by Staff reports
Concert Opera troupe to perform Verdi
Russell Thomas, Carlo, Washington Concert Opera, gay news, Washington Blade

American tenor Russell Thomas makes his D.C. debut as Carlo, the chief bandit in Washington Concert Opera’s presentation of Verdi’s I masnadieri. (Photo courtesy Washington Concert Opera)

The Washington Concert Opera presents “I masnadieri”  (The Robbers) at the Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University (2121 I St., N.W.) Sunday at 6 p.m.

“I masnadieri” is one of two operas the Washington Concert Opera has dedicated to 19th century Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi. “I masnadieri” is a tragic opera that focuses on the manipulation and power struggle in one family. American tenor Russell Thomas makes his D.C. debut as Carlo, the chief bandit, baritone Scott Hendricks plays Carlo’s evil brother Francesco and Cuban-American soprano Lisette Oropesa performs the role of Amalia.

There is a pre-performance lecture at 5 p.m. Tickets prices range from $40-110. For details, visit concertopera.org.

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