Graves, who stars as the Old Lady, lauds the message of Candide
Expect to laugh more than you thought possible in the company of a full orchestra, wigs, Counts, and world-class singing
If you come to "Don Carlo" just to listen to the singing, you won't be disappointed.
Washington National Opera's "Alcina" showcases baroque music with a contemporary soul.
Aida's confusing staging is offset by powerful sopranos and grand production
WNO's "Madame Butterfly" blends beautiful opera with an overwhelming art concept
Based on the real-life social experiment of a chimp raised as if she was a human child
Terence Blanchard's jazz opera Champion comes out swinging and delivers some powerful punches
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
Michele Angelini grew up appreciating opera's beauty and melodrama
Nick Olcott brings Fidelio, Beethoven's only opera, to the InSeries at Atlas
"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