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Terence Blanchard's jazz opera Champion comes out swinging and delivers some powerful punches
A tale of young love and the struggle between good and evil
Opera-trained singer returns to perform from his repertoire of inspirational, soaring pop tunes
Rocking no boats, WNO's "The Marriage of Figaro" is all about the music, the voices and the traditional
Nick Olcott brings Fidelio, Beethoven's only opera, to the InSeries at Atlas
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