Roberta Mantegna, Lester Lynch & René Barbera Lead Washington Concert Opera’s 2022-23 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Washington Concert Opera has announced its 2022-23 season.

The company will celebrate the Bel Canto tradition with Donizetti and Verdi with the theme “Stories Through Sound.”

The season will open with the WCO Gala at the French Embassy.

Performance Date: Oct 12, 2022

The first mainstage production will be Donizetti’s “Roberto Devereux” starring René Barbera in the title role, Roberta Mantegna as Queen Elizabeth, Julie Boulianne as Sara, and Ricardo José Rivera as The Duke of Nottingham.

Performance Date: Dec. 4, 2022

Verdi’s “Nabucco” will star Baritone Lester Lynch in the title role while soprano Alexandra Loutsion will sing Abigaille, bass Peter Volpe will be Zaccaria, and tenor Andres Acosta will sing Ismaele.

Performance Date: March 4, 2023

In addition to the season productions, WCO will host a number of free Opera Outside concerts throughout the DC Metro Area.