Event Concerts and Performances Live! at the Library: Shakespeare Everywhere Festival Concert

Date and Location

  • When: Thursday, November 9, 2023

    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST

  • Where: Thomas Jefferson Building - Coolidge Auditorium (LJG45A)

    10 1st Street SE, Washington, DC 20540

Part of Live at the Library

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Enjoy a wide ranging concert of Shakespeare-inspired music featuring the Cafritz Young Artists of the Washington National Opera as part of the citywide Shakespeare Everywhere Festival. Performers include Teresa Perrotta, Kresley Figueroa, Tiffany Choe, Winona Martin, Sahel Salam, Justin Burgess, Jonathan Patton, Sergio Martínez, Nicole Cloutier, and Pei-Hsuan Lin. Co-presented by the Library of Congress and Washington National Opera.

WNO is presenting the Charles Gounod’s masterwork Romeo et Juliette in November and this event will include a range of arias, scenes, and ensembles from operating repertoire based on Shakespeare’s works. Excerpts include “The Willow Song” and “Ave Maria” from Verdi’s Otello, “Ophelia’s Mad Scene” from Thomas’ Hamlet, excerpts from Romeo and Juliet by Gounod, and more.

Visitors will also be able to see a special Shakespearean treasures display in the Coolidge Foyer in conjunction with the performance.