Washington National Opera - Fidelio
Oct 24 - Nov 9, 2020
Washington National Opera - Nixon in China
Oct 31 - Nov 14, 2020
Washington National Opera - Boris Godunov
Feb 20 - Mar 17, 2021
Washington National Opera: La Boheme
May 15 - 29, 2021
October 24 - November 9, 2020
Washington National Opera perform their rendition of Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera which was first performed in 1805. This compelling opera full of adventure and suspense was last showcased by Welsh National Opera over 30 years ago. Conducted by Robert Spano, this piece celebrates the determination to triumph in trying times, performed 193 years after Beethoven's death.
October 31 - November 14, 2020
Created by American composer John Adams, Nixon in China was Adams' first opera and took inspiration from U.S. President Richard Nixon's visit to China in 1972. As the first time a U.S president had been to the People's Republic of China, the event became a landmark occasion. Now, the Washington National Opera perform the operatic work which tells the story of "the week that changed the world."
February 20 - March 17, 2021
Composed between 1868 and 1873, Boris Godunov is widely considered to be one of Modest Mussorgsky's most stellar pieces of work. Delve into Russian 16th-century politics with Mussorgsky's only complete opera conducted by Evan Rogister and directed by Francesca Zambello. Washington National Opera presents its rendition of this royal tale.
May 15 - 29, 2021
Following the lives of four young bohemians as they fight, fantasize and fall in (and out) of love in the face of poverty, La Boheme is widely regarded as one of Puccini's greatest works, spawning myriad adaptations, even becoming the basis for hit musical RENT. Although the struggle and strife (and excitement) of 1840's Paris may seem worlds away to us now, the themes have remained timeless and universal.
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