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BASTIANELLO & LUCREZIA – A Comic Double Bill

June 06, 2014 -

8:00 pm

June 07, 2014

9:30 pm

Artisphere

1101 Wilson Blvd.

Arlington , Virginia 22201

UrbanArias, Arlington’s much-lauded contemporary opera company, presents a comic double bill.

90 minutes. In English. Nationally-known singers. Alan Paul directs (Shakespeare Theater Company).

Bastianello is a modern take on an Italian folktale. A bride accidentally empties a cask of wine on the floor, and the groom comes up with an unusual punishment: he leaves her, vowing not to return until he’s found six people who are greater fools than she and her family. This 40-minute opera will remind you not to spill a drink at a wedding (or ever!).

Lucrezia’s husband needs an heir, and he wants her to commit a mortal sin to produce a child. Will she put her eternal soul in jeopardy? Only if she gets something really good out of the bargain . . . based on a play by Machiavelli.

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