Opera Gala Celebrates ‘La Bohème’
The Washington National Opera held its annual gala on May 12 to 13, with an evening of embassy dinners throughout Washington, D.C., a pre-performance cocktail reception, a performance of Puccini’s […]
Weekend Round Up, May 19 – 22
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
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’
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
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
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’
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.