Washington National Opera has commissioned a new opera from Jake Runestad and librettist David Johnston. “Daughters of the Bloody Duke” will receive its premiere performance on November 21, 2014 at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

“Daughters of the Bloody Duke” is a dark comedic one-act opera in which Margot, the young daughter of the Bloody Duke of Ravenswood, must choose between her growing love for her new husband and the demands of her revenge-crazed family.”