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  • Washington National Opera: Ring Cycle - The Rhinegold

    Until May 17, 2016

  • Washington National Opera: Ring Cycle - The Valkyrie

    May 2 - 18, 2016

  • Washington National Opera: Ring Cycle - Siegfried

    May 4 - 20, 2016

  • Washington National Opera: Ring Cycle - Twilight of the Gods

    May 6 - 22, 2016

  • Royal Swedish Ballet: Ek's Juliet and Romeo

    Jun 1 - 4, 2016

Washington National Opera: Ring Cycle - The Rhinegold Poster

Washington National Opera: Ring Cycle - The Rhinegold

Until May 17, 2016

Washington National Opera mount Wagner's monumental Ring Cycle this season, beginning with The Rhinegold. Loosely based on the Norse saga 'The Song of the Nieblungs', the ambitious epic follows the journey of a powerful ring, and the fortunes of those who seek to wield it.

Washington National Opera: Ring Cycle - The Valkyrie Poster

Washington National Opera: Ring Cycle - The Valkyrie

May 2 - 18, 2016

The second part of Wagner's Ring Cycle, The Valkyrie concerns the continuing fortunes of cunning dwarf Alberich as he scrambles to get his ring of power back from the ruler of the Gods Wontan. Under Alberich's curse, Wotan is driven to siring a human child in order to escape its dark shadow as he reaches the very limits of his power.

Washington National Opera: Ring Cycle - Siegfried Poster

Washington National Opera: Ring Cycle - Siegfried

May 4 - 20, 2016

Concerning the son of doomed lovers Siegmund and Sieglinde, Siegfried is the tale of a child raised with no fear, to be tool to conniving foster father Mime, brother of original ring-bearer Alberich. Mime thirsts for the power of the unfholy band, and trains the unwitting Siegfried to defeat the giant Fafner, who now holds the ring and has transformed into a fearsome dragon...

Washington National Opera: Ring Cycle - Twilight of the Gods Poster

Washington National Opera: Ring Cycle - Twilight of the Gods

May 6 - 22, 2016

The final part of Wagner's epic Ring Cycle comes to a dramatic climax as chaos envelopes the world of the Gods. Having won his beloved Brunnhilde, Siegfried gives her the Ring of Power as a token of his love before seeking out new adventures. But his course is interrupted by the callous siblings Gunther and Guntrue and Hagen, son of the cunning dwarf Albericjh, who maliciously trick him into marrying another, sending Brunnhilde into utter despair...

Royal Swedish Ballet: Ek's Juliet and Romeo Poster

Royal Swedish Ballet: Ek's Juliet and Romeo

June 1 - 4, 2016

Iconic Swedish choreographer Mats Ek is well known for his ability to re-purpose classics of the ballet canon, finding new depths with his innovative approach that unwraps the story, finding the true heart and creating something entirely enthralling and totally fresh. His Juliet and Romeo is no different. Created for the Royal Swedish Ballet in 2013, this nuanced production presents the lovers with subtlety and tenderness, whilst maximising the psychological effects of the warfare between their feuding families.

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Roof Terrace Restaurant & Bar
0.09 mi away at The John F. Kennedy Center

Notti Bianche
0.25 mi away at 824 New Hampshire Ave. NW

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Landmark Parking
0.04 mi away at 600 New Hampshire Ave.

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0.06 mi away at 654 New Hampshire Ave NW

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0.41 mi away at 2112 F St. NW

Towne Park
0.42 mi away at 2430 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

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