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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

  • Ben Folds & YMusic

    May 3, 2016

  • Washington National Opera: Ring Cycle - Siegfried

    May 4 - 20, 2016

  • The Washington Ballet: Bowie & Queen

    May 5 - 15, 2016

Washington National Opera: Ring Cycle - The Rhinegold Poster

Washington National Opera: Ring Cycle - The Rhinegold

Kennedy Center Opera House

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

Kennedy Center Opera House

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.

Ben Folds & YMusic Poster

Ben Folds & YMusic

Kennedy Center Concert Hall

May 3, 2016

King of geek pop Ben Folds has embarked on yet another adventurous collaboration for his new album. He's teamed up with six-piece New York instrumental outfit yMusic and the resulting album, in Folds' own words, is "a record we've never heard before". They're heading out on tour in support of this joint effort, so expect to hear a wealth of new material mixed in with choice picks from Folds' lengthy solo career.

Washington National Opera: Ring Cycle - Siegfried Poster

Washington National Opera: Ring Cycle - Siegfried

Kennedy Center Opera House

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...

The Washington Ballet: Bowie & Queen Poster

The Washington Ballet: Bowie & Queen

Eisenhower Theater

May 5 - 15, 2016

The Washington Ballet celebrates the music of two of rock's biggest and most missed icons through the medium two innovative ballets; Mercury Half Life from Trey McIntyre and Dancing in the Streets from Edwaard Liang in his fifth TWB commission.

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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Built in 1971 to realize the late President Kennedy's ambitions to bring culture to the American public, the Center has seen over 300 productions across ballet, theater and concerts created and stage at the complex. December 2014 saw the start of an ambitious expansion project that would reopen access from the Center to the Potomac River, as well as easier access to lower Georgetown and provide more space for visitors and performers to engage with.

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

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

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0.03 mi away at 600 New Hampshire Ave.

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0.44 mi away at 2112 F St. NW

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0.44 mi away at 2430 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

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