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The Dictator's Wife

Music by Mohammed Fairouz, Lilbretto by Mohammed Hanif

Washington National Opera

January 13 - 15, 2017

A new opera about a dictator may or may not be about Trump. It depends whom you ask.

The opera is called 'The Dictator's Wife.' In it, the attractive wife of an authoritarian political leader bemoans the challenges of her position: the protesters who chant outside while her husband showers her with expensive gifts...
- Anne Midgette, The Washington Post
Ethan McSweeny