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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...
Although people often call Donizetti’s rom-com The Elixir of Love a good opera for the uninitiated, director Stephen Lawless’s production requires a caveat: Remember that...
There is a special hell for serious music-lovers, and in one molten corner resides a certain kind of contemporary classical that puts more emphasis on...
The funny thing about the Washington National Opera's production of Verdi's The Force of Destiny is that it actually works. Despite an awkward first scene,...
In a second act scene in Show Boat, the character Magnolia auditions to be a singer at Chicago's popular Trocadero Club. Magnolia was a star...