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Carmen doesn't quite take off until the second act, but it's a flight worth taking
WNO's Cinderella is joyous, humorous and eminently accessible for opera novices
The Washington National Opera revives a much-improved Flying Dutchman
The Washington National Opera’s Carmelites resonates with dark, complex themes
WNO's "La Boheme" is saturated in uncompromising quality and creative detail
UrbanArias finds “winning combination” to attract new opera fans
UrbanArias finds "winning combination" to attract new opera fans
There are beautiful singing voices in WNO's Magic Flute, yet much is still out of tune
Although people often call Donizetti’s rom-com The Elixir of Love a good opera for the uninitiated, director Stephen Lawless’s production requires a caveat: Remember that...
There is a special hell for serious music-lovers, and in one molten corner resides a certain kind of contemporary classical that puts more emphasis on...
The funny thing about the Washington National Opera's production of Verdi's The Force of Destiny is that it actually works. Despite an awkward first scene,...
In a second act scene in Show Boat, the character Magnolia auditions to be a singer at Chicago's popular Trocadero Club. Magnolia was a star...
In the words of Jean Genet, ''Anyone who hasn't experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all.'' And anyone who likes their...
Feeling a tad lackluster in the set department, director/designer and costumer John Pascoe's interpretation of Puccini's Manon Lescaut seems to have lost some burnish since...
Offering plenty of curb appeal in the form of wit, slapstick, a libidinous thundering bass, damsels in distress, sword fights and a reasonably gratifying comeuppance,...