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The first two operas in WNO's Ring Cycle are powerfully sung, brilliantly staged, and stunningly executed
As head of The Washington Opera, Francesca Zambello strives to make the artform as accessible and relevant as possible. Including Wagner's Ring Cycle.
Randall Bills' singing career has its roots in musical theater
As One explores a contemporary inner struggle in a classical medium
Carmen doesn't quite take off until the second act, but it's a flight worth taking
“It’s not that talented singers are not born anymore,” says Henriette Lund. “But they are, shall we say, ‘coached to death.'” A vocal coach at...
Hedonist, genius, father, addict, sodomite, legend: Rufus Wainwright has been called a lot of things.
As conductor for the NSO at Wolf Trap, Emil de Cou often finds himself in strange orchestral terrain
WNO's Cinderella is joyous, humorous and eminently accessible for opera novices
The Washington National Opera revives a much-improved Flying Dutchman
WNO's "La Boheme" is saturated in uncompromising quality and creative detail
Whether your predilection is opera or chorale, piano or violin, quartet or orchestra — any or all — Washington offers the classical music lover a...
“Those who seek to deny love and instead enforce misery, shame, and frustration are our enemies, and we wish them nothing but failure.” — Part...
Landmark’s E Street Cinema presents a screening of Opera on Film: 3 Superstars in Berlin, a taped performance at Berlin’s massive Waldbuhne amphitheater featuring three...
Three years ago, Terrence McNally's phone rang. On the line, Michael Kaiser, president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. ''We'd like...
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