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Washington National Opera: Anna Bolena

The Kennedy Center - Opera House (Washington, DC)

Reviews & Ratings

18 ratings
4.6 average rating
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63 reviews
20 stars
attended Sep 18 2012

Great seats (thanks Goldstar!) and a lovely evening at the opera. It is very long - almost 3 1/2 hours - and the last 20 minutes or so dragged (we know what happens, after all) but overall an excellent performance.

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 15 2012

Probably one of the most enjoyable operas I have heard in a long time. It was just beautiful.

Radvanovsky was absolutely delightful. She touched us from her first notes and we were under her charm for a long time after the show ended.

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1 review
2 stars
attended Sep 18 2012

I enjoy the opera but last year when i bought season tickets months in advance I had conflicts and had to exchange them all for new dates. This year I used Goldstar for... continued

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22 reviews
20 stars
attended Sep 24 2012

Great performance by the leading lady. Spectacular voice with several dramatic arias and duets. The Jane Seymour character was also wonderful. I thought the lead tenor... continued

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15 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 18 2012

The lead singers, two sopranos and a tenor, are outstanding. That is especially so for the title character played by Sondra Radvanovsky, a world renowned performer. Her... continued

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9 reviews
22 stars
attended Sep 18 2012

Very enjoyable performance, good, not great, but well worth attending as this opera is not often performed and the music is glorious. Anna could have a fuller voice,... continued

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5 reviews
7 stars
attended Sep 27 2012

WNO does a good job, but it is unusual that we have a genuine superstar in town. Sondra Radvanovsky is an unusual 'get' for our town, and she is just amazing. The... continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 18 2012

I enjoyed the opera. I give it a standing ovation.

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 18 2012

The singers all had thrillingly beautiful high notes and disappointingly blurry (unclean) fioratura. From a distance the costumes were dull, not opulent, with the... continued

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4 reviews
12 stars
attended Sep 18 2012

The singers, orchestra and chorus were all very fine. The set interpretation was interesting but a bit flat. Donizetti's music is charming, but borrowed from his other... continued

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3 reviews
7 stars
attended Sep 27 2012

Sondra Radvanovsky was an amazing and believable Ana Bolena. Her voice was rich and filled with emotion. I empathized with her and with Sonia Ganassi's Seymour. My... continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 27 2012

excellent opera. I've discovered Donicetti as one of the greatest opera composers!!! Must see event. Excellent performance.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 27 2012

Very nice Opera, I totally recommend it!

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