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Review: ‘Aida’ at Reston Community Players

Aida bursts onto the Reston Community Players’ stage in an explosion of color and sound. With music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim...

2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Macbeth’ at Third World Bunfight

I've long felt that if someone is going to cut down a Shakespeare text, they should take the responsibility of claiming co-authorship, since any...

A Master Class with Renée Fleming at The Catholic University of...

The Catholic University of America’s (CUA) Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presented a master class by Renée Fleming on Sunday, March 13, 2016. Dr....

An Interview with Antony Walker, Artistic Director of Washington Concert Opera

The operas of early 19th century master Gioachino Rossini play a big part in the life of Maestro Antony Walker. The artistic director of Washington...

The Russian Chamber Art Society Hosts Its 10th Anniversary Concert at...

Mainstream classical music commentary in Washington often complains about an over-reliance on the symphonies and concertos of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff for the programming at...

The National Philharmonic’s ‘Rienzi, A Concert Opera’ at Strathmore

Artistic risk-taking in Washington extends across many genres to numerous performing groups. The region’s vocal music scene certainly got a flavor of that on...

DC Area Soprano Danielle Talamantes On Her CD Signing on Sunday...

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...

Washington National Opera Presents: An Evening with Ailyn Pérez

Amore! Amour! Amor! The eagerly anticipated concert by the couple memorably dubbed by a leading British newspaper “the Jay-Z and Beyoncé of opera,” tenor...

‘Fatal Song: The Great Opera Murders’ at The In Series

The In Series continues the launch of the 2014-2015 season with the hilarious Fatal Song: The Great Opera Murders. Kathleen Cahill wrote a comic...

‘La Traviata’ at The In Series

The In Series tackles their first Verdi in their 31-year history with the classic tragedy La Traviata (The Fallen Woman).  Director Nick Olcott apparently...

‘Carmen’ at Virginia Opera at George Mason University’s Center for the...

Things were very fiery this past Friday night at the GMU Center for the Arts as the Virginia Opera brings a new and exciting...

A Report on ‘Richard Strauss at 150, with Saul Lilienstein’ at...

In his third and final Explore the Arts lecture at The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Gallery on great composers serendipitously born in years lending themselves to...

‘Blithe Spirit’ at Prince William Little Theatre

Lift your spirits with Prince William Little Theatre's (PWLT) production of Noel Coward’s comedic play, Blithe Spirit. Taking place in the 1940s at the...

Melissa Jo York-Tilley Interviews Cast Members of Prince William Little Theatre’s...

Looking for something to lift your spirits after this interminable winter? Take a comedic trip with Prince William Little Theatre back to the early...

The Washington Chorus: ‘The Essential Verdi’ at The Kennedy Center

The Washington Chorus, marking the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth with a series of concerts, offered the sixth on Sunday evening, with a program...

‘Moby-Dick’ at Washington National Opera by Jessica Vaughan

Board the Pequod for the East coast premier of Moby-Dick­, a new, dynamic opera from composer Jackie Heggie and his frequent collaborator, librettist Gene...

An Interview with Eric Greene, Talise Trevigne, and Matthew Worth on...

Jake Heggie’s whale of an opera, Moby-Dick, makes its east coast premiere at The Kennedy Center this evening at the Washington National Opera. Based...

‘Show Boat’ at Young Artists of America-With Video Highlights by Jessica...

Young Artists of America wowed the sold-out crowd with classics from Show Boat for their annual fundraising gala at the beautiful Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club. The 85...

‘Show Boat In Concert’ at Young Artists of America by Jessica...

Young Artists of America wowed the sold-out crowd with classics from Show Boat for their annual fundraising gala at the beautiful Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club. The 85...

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...

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