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A Valentine’s Day Treat: ‘Lovers and Lotharios’ at the Cultural Arts Center of Montgomery College

If you’re looking for a romantic date this Valentine’s Day, then check out the ‘Symphony of the Potomac’—Washington’s own community-based orchestra—which will be celebrating the art of love with a special musical tribute called Lovers and Lotharios, Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 3 pm at the Cultural Arts Center of Montgomery College. The lovers, of […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #23: Best Cabaret, Concerts, and Opera Productions in the DC Metro Area

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Cabaret, Concert, and Opera honors go to to: CABARETS Anonymous at Creative Cauldron’s Summer Cabaret Series by Rachel Zampelli. Barbara Cook’s Spotlight: Randy Graff at The Kennedy Center. Barbara Cook’s Spotlight: LaChanze at The Kennedy Center. Barbara Cook’s Spotlight: Michele Lee: Nobody Does It Like Me, […]

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‘The Impresario’ at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music

Sheaves of music start flying and the upper octaves get higher and louder during an open opera audition. Vanity and rivalry turn into a feline fight-fest when two sopranos vie to get the best part. Mozart’s The Impresario, a comedy with music in one act, is an entertaining mélange of Viennese classical opera with a musical theater […]

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DCMTA Scene Stealers-Week Ending March 31, 2015 Part 1

Here is Part 1 of our favorite ‘Scene Stealers’ in March 2015. Congrats to our honorees! ______ Alex Alburqueque, as Leporello, in Don Giovanni at The In Series singing “Lovely Lady” “Don Giovanni would be nothing without his sidekick, Leporello. The In Series sets this Mozart classic in the American bible belt during a tent revival. […]

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Nathan Blair: Preparing to Conduct ‘Rigoletto’ on Saturday, March 21st at Catholic University’s Hartke Theatre

Nathan Blair is a young conductor who is about to take the podium to conduct The Catholic University’s upcoming production of Rigoletto. He is an amazing talent, and you can see him conduct Verdi’s opera on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Joel: What does conducting Rigoletto next Saturday, March 21st Catholic University mean to you? Nathan: I have lived in the […]

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‘What I Wanted to Sing When I Grew Up’ at The In Series

What I Wanted to Sing When I Grew Up is pure indulgence for audience and singer Fleta Hylton, a soprano powerhouse and DC institution. Billed as a lounge-opera-cabaret, Hylton basically picked all of her favorite songs and Writer/Director Elizabeth Pringle stitched them into a funny and inspirational afternoon of music. In Series Director Carla Hübner […]

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DC Area Soprano Danielle Talamantes On Her CD Signing on Sunday in Vienna, VA, the Met, Concert Music, and the Opera Singer’s Life

Rising local soprano Danielle Talamantes talks about the Met, concert music, and the opera singer’s life Politicians and lobbyists running to catch the Acela at Union Station in D.C. or Penn Station in New York have nothing on Danielle Talamantes. On Saturday, November 1st she was so much in demand that making both of her […]

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National Chamber Ensemble Presents ‘Night of Italian Opera’ This Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7:30 PM

FULL OF ROMANCE AND PASSION The National Chamber Ensemble (NCE), Artisphere’s Resident Ensemble, opens its eight exciting season on October 25, 2014. Praised by the Washington Post for being “Delightful…abundant in jovial wit,” National Chamber Ensemble’s society of internationally acclaimed musicians are is redefining the meaning of “chamber music.” “National Chamber Ensemble is one of the […]

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‘Don Giovanni’ at The Lyric Opera House by Amanda Gunther

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s famous Don Giovanni is being presented for a limited engagement at The Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric Opera House. In conjunction with The Peabody Opera Theatre, this performance encompasses the incandescent rage of the 18th century, captured as only Mozart’s work could do. With superior voices and a […]

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 (l-r) Ildar Abdrazakov (Don Giovanni) and Soloman Howard (The Commendatore). Photo by Scott Suchman.

‘Don Giovanni’ at Washington National Opera by Amanda Gunther

Considered to be one of the greatest operas ever composed, Don Giovanni makes its revival appearance as the second offering of The Washington National Opera’s 2012/2013 season. Housed at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s brilliant orchestrations transforms the tale of the legendary scoundrel Don Juan into a comically light-hearted […]

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