Weekend Round Up, May 19 – 22

May 19, 2022

Happy weekend! So many great things to do the next few days. Many are outside and record temperatures are expected, so make sure to drink lots of water, dress in […]

Mostly Virtual Arts Round Up, July 16, 2020

July 16, 2020

The National Gallery of Art has reopened the ground floor of its West Building and the Athenaeum Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia, is presenting “Elzbieta Sikorska: Everything is Double.”

Washington National Opera’s ‘Traviata’

October 11, 2018

As directed by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, and conducted at a sometimes frenetic pace by Renato Palumbo, this “Traviata,” running through Oct. 21, delivered the opera’s large store of riches.

Bernstein’s ‘Candide’ Is a Glorious Mess

May 7, 2018

The genre-defying show — at turns defined as an American opera, an operetta and a musical — is now, as part of the Bernstein centennial, in the Kennedy Center Opera House through May 26.

WNO’s Princess Eboli: Jamie Barton

March 12, 2018

In Verdi’s “Don Carlo,” which runs through March 17 at the Kennedy Center, Barton holds her own with a high-powered cast and high-profile characters.

A Modern ‘Aida’

September 14, 2017

This production, directed with verve by Francesca Zambello, and conducted with a deft feel for the emotional content of Verdi’s music by Evan Rogister, creates a buzz of its own.