Opera

  • The Tiers Have Eyes

    It's always a good sign when audience members exclaim both ''Hideous!'' and ''Wonderful!'' as the lights come up at intermission. It means something has stirred...

  • Italian Delight

    Captivating: Borodina(Photo by Karin Cooper) Bubbly buoyancy brings the Washington National Opera season to a close in a nicely-conceived high-energy production of Rossini's L'Italiana in...

  • Titus on the Potomac

    Take a beautiful sunset as seen from the Kennedy Center balcony, add a warm wind off the Potomac, throw in a glass of bubbly, and...

  • The Perfect Tonic

    Like many of life's little luxuries, from a great glass of wine or a beautifully made suit, the Washington National Opera's production of Donizetti's L'Eisir...

  • Brass Ring

    If you haven't yet tired of the rampant pandering to the American myth present in every daily experience from the selling of cars to the...

  • Powerhouse

    You know the songs. You've heard the story. But nothing will prepare you for the astounding power of this full operatic production of Gershwin's modern...

  • Three's a Crowd

    Never look a gift horse in the mouth, or so the saying goes. Oh, well. In celebration of the Washington National Opera's 50th anniversary and...

  • Vocal Prowess

    A rarely-staged tale of political and emotional rebellion, I Vespri Siciliani should be an operatic tour de force. Verdi takes us to one emotional crescendo...

  • Lost in the Crowd

    There are times, unfortunately, when an exceptional and beauteous piece of art nonetheless finds itself dismissed as not quite good enough, simply because it finds...

  • Tosca Tops the Charts

    How do you calculate the tenor X-factor? Let's take Salvatore Licitra. We saw him already this season in the title role of Andrea Chenier, where...

  • Lacking Magic

    My advice to anyone who joined the ticket-purchasing frenzy when they saw the words ''magic'' and ''flute'' in the same sentence as Washington National Opera...

  • Operatic Wonder

    As we all know, Joan of Arc died hard and Tchaikovsky's Maid of Orleans is for a different sort of die-hard -- the operatic kind....

  • Opera Queen

    ''I fell in love with opera when I was 13, when I first heard the voice of Maria Callas,'' says John Pascoe. ''I heard her...

  • Roots

    You've heard about it, you've wondered about it, you may even have fantasized about it. But will it be tough on the backside? Come on,...

  • Troubled Trovatore

    Those lucky enough to have seen the production of Verdi's Il Trovatore staged by the Washington National Opera in 2000 will recall a fully-conceived and...

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