Richard Strauss: Guntram

Lisner Auditorium

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In a Nutshell

Strauss’ first opera tells the story of a noble minstrel, a tyrannical duke, and the saintly woman beloved by both

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The Deal

  • One ticket to Richard Strauss’ Guntram, presented by Washington Concert Opera
  • When: Sunday, March 1, at 6 p.m.
  • Where: Lisner Auditorium
  • Door time: 5 p.m.
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees

Seating Options

  • $47.50 for seating in section B (up to $95 value)
  • $30 for seating in section C (up to $60 value)
  • $55 for seating in section A (up to $110 value)
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Guntram is an idealistic man who sets out to help the starving peasants fleeing from the tyranny of Duke Robert. Disguised as a wandering minstrel, he ingratiates himself to the Duke’s court, despite the suspicions of the great man himself. There, Guntram forms a bond with the Duke’s wife, Freihild, who shares his passion for aiding others—and eventually, captures his heart.

Richard Strauss’ first opera, Guntram explores themes of love, purity, and jealousy, concepts he would later return to in such masterpieces as Salome and Der Rosenkavalier. The Washington Concert Opera brings this rarely heard work to life with the talents of Robert Dean Smith as the titular hero, and Marjorie Owens as the conflicted, yet saintly, Freihild.

Washington Concert Opera

As their motto goes, "It's all about the music." Eschewing props, costumes, and staging for a focus on the sounds of voices and instruments, the Washington Concert Opera seeks to thrill audiences with performances by some of the profession's leading lights. Their stripped-down approach allows the company to focus on rarely produced works, from little-known Rossinis to classic Puccini B-sides.

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    Lisner Auditorium

    730 21st Street NW

    Washington, DC 20052


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