Iphigenia: A New Opera by Wayne Shorter and Esparanaza Spalding

@ Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, DMV (DC - Bmore)

December 10, 2021

08:00 PM - 9:30 pm

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Composed by Wayne Shorter
Libretto by esperanza spalding

Witness the new operatic collaboration between two of the most visionary and daring musical voices of our time: 11-time Grammy Award®-winning composer, saxophonist, and Kennedy Center Honoree Wayne Shorter, and four-time Grammy Award®-winning bassist, composer, and vocalist esperanza spalding.

Classical and jazz collide in a full orchestral score blending time, taking us from ancient days to the modern era. Deeply poetic—then suddenly radical—Iphigenia uses the Euripedian myth to subvert the misogynistic and militaristic narratives imposed upon female characters in our most canonical stories.

International master architect Frank Gehry will create set designs for this production directed by award-winning theater and opera director Lileana Blain-Cruz.

Tap into the 2021-2022 Kennedy Center Jazz season.

Friday December 10, 2021

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

All Ages


Various Cover: $29-89