Washington Concert Opera: "I masnadieri" at Lisner Auditorium on September 22 at 6 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

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Verdi opera follows a strayed aristocrat and his scheming, younger brother with up-and-coming tenor Russell Thomas in the lead role

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Promotional value expires Sep 22, 2013. Limit 15 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 9/22 for a ticket at venue will call. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Lisner Auditorium. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Washington Concert Opera's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Must be 21 or older to consume alcoholic beverages. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

  • One ticket to see the Washington Concert Opera: I masnadieri
  • When: Sunday, September 22, at 6 p.m.
  • Where: Lisner Auditorium
  • Door time: 5:30 p.m.
  • Ticket values include all fees.<p>

Ticketing Options

  • $34 for one section C ticket (up to a $60 value) and one drink ticket (a $9 value; up to a $69 total value)
  • $52 for one section B ticket (up to a $95 value) and one drink ticket (a $9 value; up to a $104 total value)
  • Click here to view the seating chart.<p>

I masnadieri

Living among thieves during a rambunctious break from university, noble-born Carlo longs to give up his lawless ways, returning to his titled inheritance and the arms of his ladylove Amalia. When his younger brother Francesco intercepts a letter to their father begging forgiveness, he lies and says that no pardon is at hand. Carlo, in a fit of pique, renounces his claim and becomes leader of the thieves. Francesco continues his deceit to Amalia and his father by telling them that Carlo has died, sending the old count into a deathly faint while leaving Francesco undisputed ruler and Amalia’s sole suitor. The simmering rivalry between the two brothers threatens to break out into full, tragic boil if Carlo discovers his brother’s perfidy—and it’s hardly a spoiler to say that this opera isn’t a comedy.<p>

Commissioned for Her Majesty’s Theatre in London in 1847, I masnadieri was meant to be Verdi’s greatest triumph to date, cementing his reputation as the world’s greatest opera composer in front of British high society. Though it was reasonably well received, the work never won the long-lasting fame of many of his other operas. However, interest in the piece has revived in the past century, and now Washington Concert Opera offers their emotional take on the story. Taking the lead as Carlo, Russell Thomas shows off the tenor pipes that recently won him first prize winner at Barcelona’s Viñas Competition.

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