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Review: ‘Alcina’ at The Washington National Opera

The Washington National Opera is now offering opera lovers the rare treat of a disarming and whimsical baroque opera, Alcina, by Composer George Frideric Handel. An opera, by default, is often a continually accelerating variation on a theme and–indeed–Alcina (with libretto by Riccardo Broschi) is no exception. Utilizing no less than twenty-four intensive yet reflective […]

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Review: ‘Aida’ at Washington National Opera

Eternal, romantic love conquers all — even a jealous rival — in Verdi’s ravishingly melodic Aida, now being presented by the Washington National Opera with splendid work from all involved. Verdi’s soaring yet sensitive music pervades this production and is the prime reason for attending; indeed, the interpretation of this glorious music by the cast […]

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‘Carmen’ at Washington National Opera (Cast 1-9/19/15)

The Washington National Opera launches their 60th season with a visually gorgeous and vocally stunning Carmen. Clémentine Margaine takes on the role of the gypsy seductress – a role that every mezzo soprano loves, but few want to take on because of the vocal and emotional gamut she must run. In the coming year or so, […]

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