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BWW Review: The Washington National Opera's LA TRAVIATA is an Exquisite Revival BWW Review: The Washington National Opera's LA TRAVIATA is an Exquisite Revival
by Sam Abney - October 10, 2018

Even if you've never seen an opera, you know at least one or two of the tunes from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, which has become one of the most popular modern representations for classical opera. While the work was jeered at the time of its premiere, this tragic tale has aged beautifully-with a lu... (more...)
VIDEO: WNO's Presents LA TRAVIATA In The Kennedy Center Opera House VIDEO: WNO's Presents LA TRAVIATA In The Kennedy Center Opera House
by BWW News Desk - October 05, 2018

Washington National Opera opens its 2018-2019 season with a stunning new production by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello of Verdi's La traviata, October 6-21, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Tickets start at $45. From the famous brindisi drinking song to the heartbreaking 'Addio del ... (more...)
Washington National Opera Receives $1.1 Million Gift from Former Chorister Washington National Opera Receives $1.1 Million Gift from Former Chorister
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2018

Washington National Opera (WNO) is grateful to announce the receipt of an unexpected $1.1 million donation from Clifford D. Thomson, a member of the Washington National Opera Chorus for 30 years.... (more...)
Washington Concert Opera Announces 2018/2019 Season Washington Concert Opera Announces 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2018

Washington Concert Opera (WCO) is excited to announce its 2018-2019 lineup, a season that celebrates strong women and the return of beloved opera stars. WCO kicks off the year with their second annual Opera Outside at Washington D.C.'s Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park on Oct 27th, followed by performanc... (more...)
WNO's Presents LA TRAVIATA In The Kennedy Center Opera House WNO's Presents LA TRAVIATA In The Kennedy Center Opera House
by BWW News Desk - September 12, 2018

Washington National Opera opens its 2018-2019 season with a stunning new production by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello of Verdi's La traviata, October 6-21, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Tickets start at $45. From the famous brindisi drinking song to the heartbreaking 'Addio del ... (more...)
Opera North Announces Casts For TALES OF HOFFMAN And THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Opera North Announces Casts For TALES OF HOFFMAN And THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
by BWW News Desk - July 11, 2018

Kicking off its 2017/18 Season: Survival Instincts, Constellation Theatre Company will present screenings of the 1920 German expressionist horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari from August 9-13 at Source, located at 1835 14th Street NW, Washington, DC. Helen Hayes Award-winning percussionist Tom T... (more...)
BWW Review: In Series Ends Season with THE EMPEROR OF ATLANTIS BWW Review: In Series Ends Season with THE EMPEROR OF ATLANTIS
by Roger Catlin - June 19, 2018

'Holocaust Opera' is probably not the most inviting description for the season ending offering for the In Series.... (more...)
BWW Review: The Washington National Opera's WNO GALA Pays Tribute to Leonard Bernstein BWW Review: The Washington National Opera's WNO GALA Pays Tribute to Leonard Bernstein
by Sam Abney - May 25, 2018

As both a celebration of the Washington National Opera and a culmination of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Leonard Bernstein at 100 celebration, last weekend's Opera Gala definitely found success. While the evening had its share of disappointments (Titus Burgess of Unbreakable K... (more...)
Review Roundup: Washington National Opera's CANDIDE Starring Alek Shrader and Emily Pogorelc Review Roundup: Washington National Opera's CANDIDE Starring Alek Shrader and Emily Pogorelc
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Washington National Opera concludes its 2017-2018 season with the company premiere of Leonard Bernstein's biting satire Candide, running now through May 26, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Opera House.... (more...)
BWW Review: WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA: CANDIDE at The Kennedy Center BWW Review: WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA: CANDIDE at The Kennedy Center
by Rachael Goldberg - May 07, 2018

Candide's little delights can't quite atone for the production's original sins: injecting far too much self-importance and taking itself far too seriously.... (more...)
BWW Review: WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE at Kennedy Center BWW Review: WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE at Kennedy Center
by Rachael Goldberg - April 29, 2018

Sometimes, classics are dangerous production choices. But sometimes they're reminders of why we love a story in the first place. Washington National Opera's 'Barber of Seville' is most decidedly the latter.... (more...)
WNO Presents Leonard Bernstein's Piercing Satire CANDIDE at the Kennedy Center WNO Presents Leonard Bernstein's Piercing Satire CANDIDE at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - March 30, 2018

Washington National Opera concludes its 2017-2018 season with the company premiere of Leonard Bernstein's biting satire Candide, May 5-26, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Candide is one of Bernstein's most popular and enduring works, blurring the lines between opera and musical theater. H... (more...)
BWW Review: WNO's Passionate DON CARLO BWW Review: WNO's Passionate DON CARLO
by Benjamin Tomchik - March 06, 2018

Giuseppe Verdi's epic opera is being staged for the first time in two decades at WNO and features a sterling cast in a grand production.... (more...)
BWW Review: AIDA is a Visual and Auditory Sensation at The Kennedy Center BWW Review: AIDA is a Visual and Auditory Sensation at The Kennedy Center
by Evann Normandin - September 11, 2017

Verdi's sumptuous epic AIDA graces the Kennedy Center for the first time in more than 25 years, and it is a knock-out. The three hour visual and auditory spectacle helmed by director Francesca Zambello and conductor Evan Rogister with original sketches and concept design by famed visual artist RETNA... (more...)
WNO Announces Star-Studded Gala With Renee Fleming, Denyce Graves, and Leslie Odom Jr., 6/3 WNO Announces Star-Studded Gala With Renee Fleming, Denyce Graves, and Leslie Odom Jr., 6/3
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announces an exciting conclusion to its 2016–2017 season: the 2017 WNO Opera Gala, celebrating WNO Board Chairman Jacqueline Badger Mars, who will step down as Chairman this summer. The Gala, on Saturday, June 3, 2017, will include a concert in the Kennedy Cente... (more...)
Washington Concert Opera Announces 2017/18 Season Washington Concert Opera Announces 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2017

Washington Concert Opera is proud to announce its 2017-2018 lineup. WCO begins its year with a performance of Bellini's La straniera on November 19th and ending on February 18th, 2018 with Donizetti's Maria di Rohan.... (more...)
Washington National Opera Presents MADAME BUTTERFLY, 5/6-21 Washington National Opera Presents MADAME BUTTERFLY, 5/6-21
by BWW News Desk - April 03, 2017

Washington National Opera's 2016–2017 season concludes with one of the most beloved operas in the repertory, Puccini's Madame Butterfly, May 6– 21, 2017 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Featuring some of the most enduring and memorable music in all of opera, this production also features dazzling ... (more...)
BWW Review: Washington National Opera's CHAMPION is a Winner BWW Review: Washington National Opera's CHAMPION is a Winner
by Benjamin Tomchik - March 07, 2017

Who among us hasn't fought for acceptance and inner peace? That alone makes Champion a winner.... (more...)
Review Roundup: WNO's DEAD MAN WALKING Review Roundup: WNO's DEAD MAN WALKING
by BWW News Desk - March 02, 2017

The Washington National Opera opened Dead Man Walking on February 25, which continues throughMarch 11, 2017 in the Opera House. It is based on Sister Helen Prejean's acclaimed 1993 memoir, which tells of her time working with death row inmates at Louisiana State Penitentiary and of a particular rela... (more...)
BWW Review: Washington National Opera Presents Bold and Haunting DEAD MAN WALKING at the Kennedy Center BWW Review: Washington National Opera Presents Bold and Haunting DEAD MAN WALKING at the Kennedy Center
by Barbara Johnson - February 27, 2017

Rooted in the moral conflict between society's thirst for justice and Christianity's tenet of forgiveness, the modern American opera DEAD MAN WALKING is an apt selection for the Washington National Opera this season. With a moving score by Jake Heggie and an honest, straightforward libretto by Terre... (more...)