New DC opera company presents its second production: Signor Deluso & the Women


Opera Alterna presents: Signor Deluso & The Women


Washington, D.C.) - For the first time ever the Capitol Fringe Festival will add opera to its long list of performance styles.  Opera Alterna, DC’s newest professional opera company (founded last year as a means to bring provocative and intimate opera to new audiences) will produce The Women & Signor Deluso, two one-act operas by American composer Thomas Pasatieri. Director Jay D. Brock  purposely chose these  two contrasting operas to explore classic themes of love, relationships, and miscommunication form two unique perspectives. Signor Deluso is a buffo comedy based on Molieres Sganarelle in which misunderstandings and supposition lead to hilarity.  The Women is a dramatic opera that takes a surrealist look at the problems between mother, son, and wife.


The productions are being performed back to back in English with surtitles at The Warehouse Theater mainstage located at 1021 7th St, NW 20001.  The Women and Signor Deluso run about 60 minutes together and premieres Friday, July 11 at 6pm; with other showings on Sunday, July 13 at 5:30 pm; Saturday, July 26 at 9 pm; and Sunday, July 27 at 6:30 pm. Tickets for the production are $15 and will be for sale after June 23rd at or by calling 866/811-4111.  In addition, there is a one-time Capitol Fringe Festival button fee of $5, which is required to get into any Fringe Festival venue and can be purchased for cash at the door or at the festival box office.  .


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