Opera

  • 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...