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‘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 race in America—Appomattox. Philip Glass, the internationally acclaimed composer, and Christopher Hampton, the British Academy Award-winning writer, have created a complex, substantive and deeply fulfilling work, which showcases the best and […]

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

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 Director Francesca Zambello for Verdi’s 200th birthday. The libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based on the novel, Don Álvaro, or The Force of Fate. WNO has not produced this […]

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DCMTA’s New Column ‘Synesthesia’: Kudos to WNO & The Kennedy Center for Captioning ‘Show Boat’ by Yvonne French

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, and baseball fans alike at Nationals Park this past Saturday.The live stream  from The Kennedy Center Opera House included captions for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The simulcast and […]

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Free Simulcast of WNO’s ‘SHOWBOAT” at Nationals Park This Saturday at 7 PM

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 and Oscar Hammerstein II’s American masterpiece Show Boat on Saturday, May 18 at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. Arrive early to Nationals Park to enjoy entertainment and activities including: Dance […]

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The cast of 'Show Boat.' Photo by Scott Suchman.

‘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 musical, Show Boat. Washington National Opera has partnered with the L Washington National Opera and the Houston Grand Opera to bring this tale of a river boat crew of performers to life. The show will warm your heart, the […]

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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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 Soloman Howard as the High Priest of Baal and Csilla Boross as Abigaille. Photo by Scott Suchman.

‘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 opera house. Director Thaddeus Strassberger’s new production of Verdi’s biblical drama takes as its central question the meaning of the choral anthem that is now larger than the opera itself. The […]

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