Washington National Opera will present Mozart's Don Giovanni in the Kennedy Center Opera House, February 29-March 22. It's the classic tale of "a notorious lover who meets his ultimate fiery punishment in Mozart’s celebrated tragicomedy." Image below : Don Giovanni
Washington National Opera will present Saint-Saëns’s grand opera Samson and Delilah in the Kennedy Center Opera House, March 1-21. The tale of the man with superhuman strength and a beautiful and irresistible woman will be told in “a lavish production with sumptuous period costumes, set against the tumultuous backdrop of two clashing nations.” The role of Delilah will be sung by J’Nai Bridges, and the role of Samson will be sung by Roberto Aronica. The opera will be performed in French with Projected English Titles.
Washington National Opera will perform the D.C. premiere of Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson’s new contemporary opera titled Blue in the Eisenhower Theater, March 15-28. It's the story of a family in Harlem and their struggles when their teenager is shot by police.
The opera will be sung In English/Projected English Titles.
The opera is a Co-Production with The Glimmerglass Festival and Lyric Opera of Chicago. The cast will star Kenneth Kellogg, Briana Hunter, Aaron Crouch and Gordon Hawkins.
The Kennedy Center will present the D.C. premiere of prism, an opera composed by Ellen Reid with lyrics by Roxie Perkins, in the Terrace Theater, March 13 & 14. The surreal, haunting opera "explores the trauma of sexual abuse and the elasticity of memory that can follow in its wake." The production stars sopranos Anna Schubert and Rebecca Jo Loeb.
Virginia Opera will present CINDERELLAat George Mason University Center for the Arts in Fairfax, Virginia on February 15 & 16. The opera has been called "a larger-than-life operatic fairytale that’ll have you floating on air and home by midnight."
The production will be sung in Italian with English Supertitles.
The Havana Lyceum Orchestra and director Carlos Diaz will present a Cuban adaptation of Mozart’s opera La Clemenza di Tito in the Eisenhower Theater February 13-15. The new production will feature over 40 musicians presenting a fresh perspective to Mozart’s masterpiece about Rome’s beloved new emperor—and the secret plot to overthrow him at all costs. The opera will be performed in Italian with some Spanish dialog and English titles. Image below: The Opera Havana Lyceum Orchestra.
Opera Lafayette, conducted by Artistic Director Ryan Brown, will present Beethoven's Leonore in the Eisenhower Theater on February 26. Leonore is Beethoven's first version of the opera that would later become Fidelio. The predominantly French Canadian cast will include soprano Nathalie Paulin in the title role. The performance will be in German with projected English translations.
Maryland Lyric Opera, conducted by Louis Salemno and directed by Claudia Zahn, is presenting the premiere of a new production of Massenet's Thaïs, at Kay Theatre in College Park - thru February 1. Sarah Joy Miller performs the lead role. The production is in French, with English surtitles.
The Victorian Lyric Opera Company will present The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert & Sullivan at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville, MD on February 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & March 1. The production, directed by Amy Sullivan, with music directed by Joseph Sorge, will be a fully staged performance with live orchestra. The score features many of Gilbert and Sullivan’s wittiest and most engaging tunes.
Bel Cantanti Opera will perform the world premiere of Briscula the Magician - an opera in two acts with music by Frances Pollock and libretto by Bob Misbin - on March 7, 8, 14 & 15 at Randolph Rd. Theater in Silver Spring, MD. The opera, led by Artistic Director, Producer Katerina Souvorova, tells a story of love and hate in Mussolini's Italy. The tale was inspired by Thomas Mann's Mario and the Magician. The opera will be presented in English, fully staged, in costume and accompanied by a chamber orchestra. The lead roles will be sung by Peter Burroughs, Michael Butler, John Harrison, and Leah Brzyski.
The 89th season of Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcasts is in progress. Classical WETA 90.9 FM presents weekly 1 p.m. Saturday Matineeson Classical WETA Opera House. The schedule, subject to change, is:.
February 1: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess February 8: Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust February 15: Massenet’s Manon February 22: Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro February 29: Handel’s Agrippina
March 7: Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte March 28: Massenet’s Werther
April 7: Puccini’s Tosca April 18: Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra April 25: Puccini’s Turandot