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Review: ‘Shining Brow’ at UrbanArias

Can an artist be true to his art as well as to his promises? Is destruction the price of creation? These are the questions at the heart of Shining Brow—music by Daron Hagen; liberetto by Paul Muldoon—and at the heart of the life of Frank Lloyd Wright on whom the story centers. Spanning 1903 to […]

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UrbanAria’s ‘Blue Viola’ at Artisphere

Feelin’ Blue? Are you a violist who’s feeling unwanted and underappreciated? Then run down to UrbanArias‘ entertaining and high-strung English sung short opera Blue Viola, and you’ll be playing more inspiring music when you leave the intimate Artisphere Black Box. Do you own a Stradivarius violin? Then you too should be russian over there, and I […]

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‘Three Decembers’ at UrbanArias

A relatively new opera company UrbanArias stages the touching, beautiful opera Three Decembers by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer based on a play by Terrence McNally. Robert Wood founded UrbanArias in 2010 to produce modern, short operas – all written in the last 40 years and all under 90 minutes. Heggie was in the audience […]

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$22 Discount Tickets for UrbanArias’ ‘Three Decembers’ on Sunday, 9/28@2 PM

“Looking for a quickie?” UrbanArias, DC’s premiere contemporary opera company offers a special ticket deal to see THREE DECEMBERS on Sunday, 9/28 at 2 PM at: Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209 Simply CLICK HERE Enter The Code:  Maddy and receive $6.00 off the original ticket price of $28.00 to the Sept 28th matinee performance. NOTE: […]

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‘The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe’ at Encore Stage and Studio By Julia Exline

Encore Stage & Studio presents C.S. Lewis’ famed tale The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, dramatized by Joseph Robinette and directed by Amy Thompson. This allegorical tale of faith and courage  has been delivered over the years through countless mediums, and has been seen through nearly every creative lens. Artistic Director Susan Alison Keady […]

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UrbanArias Presents ‘Blind Dates’ including ‘Craigslistlieder’ at IOTA on August 5th at 7 PM by Robert Wood

UrbanArias, the DC-area’s purveyor of high-quality, short contemporary opera is performing at Arlington’s IOTA Club and Cafe this coming weekend, on August 5th at 7 p.m.. Our program includes a set of eight songs, set to text from actual, unbelievable Craigslist ads. AND – we do “opera improv,” like Whose Line is it Anyway, but sung. And […]

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