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Washington National Opera: Blue
WNO presents the D.C. premiere of Tony Award®winning composer Jeanine Tesori and NAACP Theatre Awardwinning librettist Tazewell Thompsons new opera inspired by contemporary events and Black literature, including Ta-Nehisi Coatess Between the World and Me and James Baldwins The Fire Next Time. Gospel-influenced music and vivid flashbacks capture the grief of a family and community navigating the turbulent waters of loss at the hands of police. Exploring race, violence, and reconciliation, Blue places timely issues at the forefront of modern opera and invites audiences to the emotional epicenter of their impact.