Opera

  • Naval Maneuvers

    Rum, buggery and the lash sail into the Washington National Opera with Francesca Zambello's production of Benjamin Britten's sea-going epic Billy Budd. Alas, if only...

  • Viva La Revolution!

    In staging Umberto Giordano's twisted tale of the French Revolution, Andrea Chenier, Polish director Mariusz Trelinski pulls off an amazingly ambitious and yet always dramatically...

  • Handsomely Revived

    Aficionados will be intrigued to hear that the Washington National Opera continues this year's season with a production of Giuseppe Verdi's classic La Traviata based...

  • Royal Ball

    First performed in 1817, Gioacchino Rossini's La Cenerentola, a comical take on the Cinderella fairy tale, has been recast by the Washington National Opera as...

  • Mais Non, Manon!

    Two subtle re-alignments greet this season's returning opera-goers: The Washington Opera is now called the Washington National Opera and the Kennedy Center Opera House has...

  • To Die For

    If you see one opera this season, make it the Washington Opera's production of Richard Wagner's Die Walkure. There are very few occasions when you...

  • Powerful Priestess

    This season marks the first ever that the Washington Opera has staged Vincenzo Bellini's Norma. And despite the hardships of DAR Constitution Hall, the production...

  • Detraction Factor

    Flawed design elements keep a well-sung Mozart favorite from reaching its full potential of pleasure You have to give The Washington Opera credit for approaching...

  • High Style

    Great Dame: Te Kanawa with Schaufer. (Photo by Carol Pratt/The Washington Opera) Director Steven Lawless brings us a polished and absorbing production of Samuel Barber's...

  • Emotional Waters

    You had better come properly equipped for this season's Washington Opera opener -- Donizetti's mesmerizing Lucia Di Lammermoor. You'll want lumbar support, breath mints, and...

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