Great theater teaches us something about ourselves, maybe more than we really want to know. Great opera does exactly the same, sometimes with even more force, if only because the music touches another, deeper part of us, while the words are burrowing into our brains.
If you go
Jenufa will be performed at 2 p.m. tomorrow and four more times through May 24 at the Kennedy Center, off New Hampshire and Virginia avenues Northwest, Washington. Tickets are $48-$250. Call 202-295-2400 or go to dc-opera.org.