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Review: ‘The Ring Cycle’: ‘The Rhinegold’ at Washington National Opera

German composer Richard Wagner’s much heralded and talked about (over the past many decades!) Ring Cycle opened at The Kennedy Center Opera House on...

Spine: ‘Appomattox’ Cracks the Color Line at The Kennedy Center

Appomattox, the world premiere opera now playing at The Kennedy Center Opera House in a new production by the Washington National Opera, tackles that...

‘Dangereuse’: ‘Appomattox’ at The Kennedy Center by Sophia Howes (Review #2)

In the wake of Ferguson and the Black Lives Matter movement, it is the perfect time for an opera which tells the truth about...

‘Appomattox’ at Washington National Opera by David Friscic (Review #1)

Oh, the tears, trauma and travail of the issues brought to the fore in the revised World Premiere of the opera Appomattox at the...

Washington National Opera: American Opera Initiative: ‘An American Soldier’

Washington National Opera continues their new project the American Opera Initiative with An American Soldier, with music by Huang Ruo and libretto by David...

‘The Lion, The Unicorn, and Me’ at Washington National Opera by...

Washington National Opera has made a small piece of history with the world premier of The Lion, The Unicorn, and Me, a work commissioned...

Washington National Opera’s ‘The Force of Destiny’ (‘La Forza Del Destino’)...

Washington National Opera has mounted a provocative new production of Giuseppe Verdi's The Force of Destiny (La Forza Del Destino) directed by WNO Artistic...

DCMTA’s New Column ‘Synesthesia’: Kudos to WNO & The Kennedy Center...

Show Boat at Nationals Park Featured Open Captioning M&M’S® Opera in the Outfield  presented a captioned simulcast of The Washington National Opera's critically acclaimed production of Show Boatto entertain theatre, opera,...

DC Area’s Alyson Cambridge on Playing Julie in ‘Show Boat’ and...

Alyson Cambridge is appearing as Julie LaVerne in Washington National Opera's critically acclaimed production of Show Boat. I asked Alyson about playing Julie in Show Boat...

Free Simulcast of WNO’s ‘SHOWBOAT” at Nationals Park This Saturday at...

Join Washington National Opera for M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield at Nationals Park! Celebrate the fifth year of free live opera broadcasts at the ballpark with Jerome Kern...

‘Show Boat’ at Washington National Opera by Jessica Vaughan

Once in a lifetime you get the opportunity to see four opera companies, 100 performers, and 50 musicians put on America’s first, most iconic...

‘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...

‘Nabucco’ at the Washington National Opera by Simon Chin

Verdi’s chorus “Va, pensiero,” from his early opera Nabucco, is a piece that lives on as much in Italian national mythology as in the...

REMEMBERING JOEL MARKOWITZ