Dana Marsh’s Debut With Bach Consort

September 17, 2018

Even if you can’t tell Bach from Brahms, a recitative from an aria or a consort from a cantata, you could tell there was something special going on last Sunday, […]

A Chat With Mezzo-Soprano Elizabeth DeShong

November 9, 2017

DeShong — the words “important” and “rising star” keep appearing in her notices — is currently playing the “pants” or “trouser” role of the heroic knight Ruggiero in Washington National Opera’s first-ever production of Handel’s “Alcina.”

Two Rare Operas: “La straniera” and “Alcina”

November 8, 2017

In opera, as in most things, there is rare, and then there is rare. While the opera repertoire is large in all of its modes, genres and styles, not every […]