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Opera Lafayette presents Alessandro Stradella's La Susanna

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20566 United States (map)

Performing: Apr 21 & 22 @7:30pm

Opera Lafayette closes their 24th season with a well-timed co-production of Stardella's La Susanna, with Heartbeat Opera.

Two judges desire the beautiful Susanna. When she rejects their advances, they exploit their power in an attempt to destroy her. Taken from the timely story of Susanna and the Elders from the Book of Daniel, this is the Bible's iconic story of sexual harassment and the perversion of justice. Originally conceived with a male narrator and male savior, Stradella's seductive oratorio from 1681 becomes a powerful and complicated opera for 2019, with women as both storyteller and savior.

Earlier Event: April 21
Secret Society