Bel Cantanti Opera (BCO), accompanied by the BCO orchestra, will perform Don Pasquale - a comic opera in three acts by G. Donizetti at Randolph Rd Theater in Silver Spring, MD on December 7 & 8 and 14 & 15. The production, led by Artistic Director, Producer Katerina Souvorova, will feature Leah Brzyski as Norina; Andrew Adelsberger as Don Pasquale; Rob McGinness as Malatesta; Alan Chan as Ernesto; and Eric Gramatges as Notary. The opera will be performed in Italian with English supertitles and will be presented in costume and fully staged.
Image below: Francois Loup as Don Pasquale from the BCO production of 2008.
Washington Concert Opera will perform Ambroise Thomas’s Hamlet at Lisner Auditorium on November 24.The production will star Jacques Imbrailo (Hamlet), Lisette Oropesa (Ophelia), Eve Gigliotti (Gertrude), and Jonas Hacker (Laertes). As a concert opera, Hamlet will be a complete, full-length opera presented with the soloists, orchestra, chorus and conductor on stage. There will be no sets, costumes or props. The focus is entirely on the performers and their dynamic interaction with their audience.
Washington National Opera is presenting the Portland Opera production of Mozart's The Magic Flute in the Kennedy Center Opera House thru November 23.The whimsical production was designed by author/illustrator Maurice Sendak. The opera is performed in English with Projected English Titles.
Washington National Opera (WNO) will present 2019 Marian Anderson Vocal Award Winner Soloman Howard in a concert in the Terrace Theater on November 25.Howard graduated from the WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program in 2014 and has performed on celebrated opera stages around the world. His notable appearances include his role as the King in 2017’s Aida and as Frederick Douglass/Martin Luther King Jr. in 2015’s Appomattox.
Washington National Opera will present an American Opera Initiative: Three New 20-Minute Operas in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater on January 10. The operas will be staged in a concert performance, accompanied by a small chamber orchestra and followed by a Q&A with the artists and creative team. The distinguished mentors will include composer Laura Kaminsky, librettist Kelley Rourke, and conductor Anne Manson.
Opera Lafayette, led by Artistic Director Ryan Brown, will perform Blow’s Venus and Adonis at the Corcoran Gallery on November 21 & 23.Opera Lafayette is the nation’s only American period instrument opera company.
Urban Arias will present a new staging of contemporary American opera Glory Deniedat Keegan Theatre in D.C., January 16-19.Based on the book by Tom Philpott, the opera tells the true story of America’s longest held prisoner of war Col. Floyd “Jim” Thompson. With music and libretto by Tom Cipullo, Glory Denied examines the sacrifices made overseas and at home during times of war.
Maryland Lyric Opera, conducted by Louis Salemno and directed by Claudia Zahn, will present the premiere of a new production of Massenet's Thaïs, at Kay Theatre in College Park - January 3-February 1. Sarah Joy Miller will perform the lead role. The production will be in French, with English surtitles.