Opera

  • Queen for a Day

    Timed perfectly for the Tudor fever generated by author Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and its sequel, the Washington National Opera's season-opener of Donizetti's Anna Bolena...

  • Beautiful Dreamers

    If opera is your music for heartbreak and plots be damned, then Massenet's gorgeously overwrought Werther is for you. This is boy meets already-engaged girl...

  • Biblical Proportions

    With a busy narrative, a biblically minded libretto, and a director who assumes a cogent, educated audience, the Washington National Opera's Nabucco isn't for those...

  • Review: Cosi fan tutte

    When an opera is as much a staple in the repertoire as Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, it's hardly surprising when a director gets the urge...

  • Victorian Nightmare

    A stylized Victorian nightmare with lashes of Sam Peckinpah realism and the odd sporran, David Alden's rendering of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor isn't for everyone....

  • Triumphant Tosca

    A perfect balance between elegant austerity and a swiftly-rendered, passionate tale of hearts, pure and not so pure, the Washington National Opera's Tosca is everything...

  • The Glory and the Gloom

    With Placido Domingo singing his last role as general director of the Washington National Opera, it's hard not to take the somber – at times...

  • Big Bad Bass

    Matt Boehler photographed at Wolf Trap by Todd Franson ''There's nothing more gay than opera!'' exclaims opera singer Matt Boehler. ''We have fabulous divas wearing...

  • Iron Butterfly

    As one of the most well-known and accessible of operas, admitting a passion for Puccini's Madama Butterfly isn't likely to win you any brownie points...

  • Sound, but No Vision

    An austere production, perhaps appropriate to tough economic times both at the Washington National Opera and at large, Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera is more...

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