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Join us for the opera performance of BLUE on March 18, 2020!
March 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm



Join us for the opera performance of BLUE on March 18, 2020!

The Taifa Group has secured a block of discount tickets to see the D.C. premiere of the Washington National Opera’s new contemporary opera, BLUE, at the Kennedy Center. The tickets are for the Wednesday, March 18, 2020 show, at 7:30pm, in the Eisenhower Theater.

BLUE, a new opera by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson, follows a Black couple coming to terms with the sudden death of their teenage son by police. BLUE’s commission was inspired by contemporary events and influenced by several literary works, such as Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me, James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time, and Claude Brown’s Manchild in the Promised Land. With a cast of 10, the opera focuses on a Black family in Harlem: the father, a police officer; the mother, loving and fearful for her child; and their son, a politically active teenager. The son’s death brings to reality the mother’s worst fear and ignites an anger and devastation in the father.

Washington National Opera Director Tim O’Leary and Jennifer Bowman, Director of Music Education were featured at the Justice Roundtable’s December 4, 2019 Assembly, where they shared information about the opera.

The Taifa Group has Balcony tickets at a discounted rate of $55.00 per person, and a limited number of Orchestra tickets at discounted rate $95.00 per person. These prices are inclusive of the Kennedy Center’s 6% fee and, because of the group discount, of greater value than if purchased directly from the Kennedy Center’s website. If you are interested in joining The Taifa Group at these discounted rates, please register as soon as possible and pay at the Eventbrite link below. The deadline for purchasing tickets via our group is February 11, 2020, but do not wait until then as tickets will be available on a first come/first served basis. Your tickets will be available the evening of the performance at the Kennedy Center’s Will Call window.

Please note that there will be both a pre-show conversation and post-show panel/Q&A connected with this performance.

Please join us!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact
Nkechi Taifa, (202) 641-6605 or Nkechi@TheTaifaGroup.com.

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March 18
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Washington National Opera


The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in the Eisenhower Theater
2700 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20566 United States
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