All posts tagged "kennedy center"

  • High Note

    If you are a giggler or not immersed to the point of humorlessness in the traditions, quirky and otherwise, of opera, be strongly advised to...

  • Classic Verdi

    When serving up poignancy, there cannot be contrivance unless it is intended. In any other form, its presence will dull and deflate the impact of...

  • The Damned

    In a recent metro-area school production of Don Quixote, parents were shocked and dismayed when teenage members of the audience greeted a fellow classmate's performance...

  • Making History

    Born in 1945 to a father who was a German immigrant baker and a mother who was an African-American cleaning woman, Frederick August Kittel would...

  • Fairly Perfect

    Fair? Hardly. This Lady is fabulous. From the first note to the last, My Fair Lady, now in the Kennedy Center Opera House, is a...

  • Heartbreak Hotel

    It's awfully hard not to smile when presented with director Mariusz Trelinski's modern take on Giacomo Puccini's highly revered classic, La Boheme. There is something...

  • Phantom Menace

    Phantom of the Opera is today what it has always been: part circus, part carnival-ride, part made-for-TV movie. It is a sumptuous feast for the...

  • Classical Twist

    ''The first designer who started doing clothes for me was Gianni Versace,'' recalls concert pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. ''That was the late '80s and it was...

  • Note for Note

    A word of advice to those planning to attend a concert conducted by Emil de Cou: Remain in your seats. No autopilot standing ovations, please....

  • All By Himself

    If you've ever enjoyed a recorded Mandy Patinkin vocal performance, but have never seen him live, you should definitely try to snag a seat for...

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