Next season at Washington National Opera

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An exciting 12 months await opera lovers as Washington National Opera released its 2014-15 season, which includes an acclaimed new-to-Washington staging of Rossini’s Cinderella.

Michael Fabiano on the life of an Opera Singer: “305 days on the road … home is my vacation”

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Washington Concert Opera is about to bring Giuseppe Verdi’s rarely produced Il Corsaro to the Lisner Auditorium March 9th.  It’s the two-hundredth birthday of composer Verdi, and there is much to celebrate, perhaps most especially, contemporary singers’ dedication to carry forward through the glorious human voice the rich gifts of traditional opera. I had the […]

Moby-Dick

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Massive. Emotionally wrenching. Magnificent. On Saturday night, at the east coast  premiere of Moby-Dick, the Washington National Opera audience sighted the breaching of a great American opera.

Win free tickets to La Boheme at Angelika Mosaic

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DCTS has partnered with Angelika Mosaic Film Center in Fairfax, Virginia to offer you free tickets to the latest screenings of opera, ballet and theatre from around the world. We have 3 pairs of tickets to each screening of Puccini’s La Boheme, as performed by the Royal Opera House, recorded July, 2013. Teeming with period […]

Rehearsing Moby-Dick. We visit the whaler’s “ropes rehearsal”

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When you want to understand a new theatrical work in a challenging form like opera, with its many moveable parts, it’s not enough to plop down for a single performance. Ideally, you should attend a rehearsal.  This is where you can best witness innovative directions new opera is taking and most especially see opera get […]

Love was in the air – Opera on Tap DC’s debut at the Black Fox

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The DC chapter of the national non-profit Opera on Tap launched last week at the Black Fox Lounge in Dupont Circle. Titled Love is in the Air, Opera on Tap DC’s first performance (co-presented with the Washington National Opera Bravo club) included an array of opera and musical theatre favorites in bite-sized crowd-pleasing sets.

Opera on Tap arrives in DC with “Love is in the Air” at the Black Fox

Mark Vanhoenacker of Slate declared classical music dead last week, but DC divas aren’t going down without a fight. The new DC metro chapter of Opera on Tap, a non-profit organization devoted to stomping out the stereotype “opera is stuffy,” will make its premiere on Wednesday, February 5 at the Black Fox Lounge.

Win free tickets to Verdi’s La Traviata at Angelika Mosaic

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DCTS has partnered with Angelika Mosaic Film Center in Fairfax, Virginia to offer you free tickets to the latest screenings of opera, ballet and theatre from around the world. We have 3 pairs of tickets to the screening of the opening night performance at Teatro alla Scala for LA TRAVIATA (recorded Dec. 7, 2013). As […]

The Lion, The Unicorn, and Me

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The Lion, The Unicorn, and Me, a new opera based on Jeanette Winterson’s acclaimed children’s novel, premiered in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater on Saturday night. Washington National Opera’s Artistic Director Francesca Zambello is interested in music and theatre that speaks to us today, and The Lion, The Unicorn and Me is no exception.

Win tickets to Royal Opera’s Les Vepres Siciliennes at Angelika Mosaic Film Center

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DCTS has partnered with Angelika Mosaic Film Center in Fairfax, Virginia to offer you free tickets to the latest screenings of opera, ballet and theatre from around the world. We have 3 pairs of tickets to the next screenings of the Royal Opera House presentation of Verdi’s grand opera LES VEPRES SICILIENNES, being shown for […]

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