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Terence Blanchard's jazz opera Champion comes out swinging and delivers some powerful punches
In Terence Blanchard's stylized, jazz-infused Champion, a boxer struggles to come to grips with his sexuality with operatically devastating results.
The Washington National Opera's Dead Man Walking is what modern opera should be
The Daughter of the Regiment offers much-needed respite from tumultuous times
Rocking no boats, WNO's "The Marriage of Figaro" is all about the music, the voices and the traditional
"Siegfried" and "Twilight of the Gods" offer visual, emotional and moral potency -- and a fist in the air for their female characters
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.
Carmen doesn't quite take off until the second act, but it's a flight worth taking
WNO's Cinderella is joyous, humorous and eminently accessible for opera novices
This weekend, the D.C. Different Drummers’ Capital Pride Symphonic Band celebrates 35 years with a concert at the Atlas. Could there be a better way...
The Washington National Opera revives a much-improved Flying Dutchman
The Washington National Opera’s Carmelites resonates with dark, complex themes
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...