The courtship of Faust and Marguerite is conducted at full breath and, in soprano Erin Wall’s case, a searing, gorgeous voice that says a lot about singing as acting.
In addition to paintings, drawings and prints, the American University Museum acquired 900 objects, from ancient terracottas to a nylon piece with “all kinds of herbs in it … full of bugs.”
Along with celebrating St. Patrick — and all things Irish — you can sketch orchids, tour Heurich House with the kids and wander the Travel & Adventure Show.
It’s taken 30 years to return this opera to Washington National Opera, but for those who longed for its arrival, it was probably worth the wait.
Our writer on the performing arts points to spring shows of special interest, covering opera, choral, classical, jazz, rock, pop and country, as well as theater.
Our writer on the visual arts highlights several of the most intriguing museum exhibitions on view this spring.
Prepare to be smitten, as Charles II was, by Nell Gwynn at the Folger. The show, with Alison Luff playing Nell, closes this weekend.
The Ballyshaners, a nonprofit organization that promotes Irish heritage in Alexandria, organizes and hosts the annual event, one of the earliest St. Patrick's parades in the nation.
This weekend's options include a Whiskey Walk and a Jazz Service. Ready for St. Patrick’s Day? Alexandria’s parade is this Saturday and an Irish tenor will sing at the Perry Belmont House on Sunday.
From the moment when what’s left of the stadium band Queen rocked the house, you could let out a sigh of relief that things would be okay.