Bel Cantanti Opera, produced and directed by Katerina Souvorova, will present The Tsar's Bride, an opera by N. Rimsky Korsakov, at Randolph Road Theater in Silver Spring, MD, on May 11, 12, 18 & 19. The soloists will be Asmik Arutiuniants; Rob McGinness; Viktoriya Koreneva; John Scherch; Max Zander; Peter Bourough; Alyssa Cox; Marie Herrington & Kofi Hayford. The fully-staged production, accompanied by an orchestra, will be performed in Russian with English supertitles.
Washington National Opera will present Puccini’s Tosca at the Kennedy Center Opera House, May 11-25.The classic drama set in 18th-century Rome will be performed against scenery provided by Seattle Opera. The production will be presented in Italian with Projected English Titles.
Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
The Washington National Opera: Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program will present A Concert of Comic Masterpieces in the Opera House on May 24.Accompanied by the WNO Orchestra, the Young Artists will perform the complete first act and closing fugue of Giuseppe Verdi’s final masterpiece, Falstaff, plus other works from the world’s most witty and comical operas.
The Victorian Lyric Opera Company will present Gilbert & Sullivan's Princess Ida (or, Castle Adamant), directed by Helen Aberger, with music directed by Joseph Sorge, at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville, MD on June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, & 16. It's the story of a Prince who had been married as a baby to Princess Ida, the daughter of the King. However, she has set up a college for women from which all men are barred. The prince and his friends infiltrate the castle and led by the King, stage a full-scale invasion. The princess is abandoned by her women and must finally come to terms with her marriage to the Prince.