Venue Details

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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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I wore suit with an open neck. Hey, anything but blue jeans!.
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The opera house was very warm. Don't wear anything heavy.
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36 events
13 reviews
12 stars
attended Nov 11 2007

Wonderful production - very passionate and gut-wrenching. Great voices!

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attended Nov 08 2007

More of a music drama than a traditional opera although there are a couple of arias. Very well done with outstanding production values and great performances. Story, based on an Arthur Miller play, is powerfully told, but quite grim. Music is...continued

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Description

Set in post-war New York, A View from the Bridge tells the tale of Brooklyn longshoreman Eddie Carbone, whose desire for his adult niece, Catherine, leads to disaster in his community and home. Composer William Bolcom collaborated closely with Arthur Miller to set View as an opera, a partnership that resulted in a truly memorable theatrical experience. Classic opera themes of love, loyalty and betrayal meld with Bolcom’s masterful score—a veritable history of American musical culture, incorporating doo-wop, blues and American standards. The perfect opera for first-time attendees and operaphiles alike, A View from the Bridge offers a uniquely American operatic event unlike anything else you’ll see this year.

Composed by William Bolcom

Libretto by Arnold Weinstein and Arthur Miller

Production from Lyric Opera of Chicago

Washington premiere

Sung in English with English supertitles

About the Ticket Supplier: Washington National Opera

As the resident opera company of the Kennedy Center, Washington National Opera (WNO) draws on a rich history to offer high-quality grand opera featuring internationally acclaimed artists. Additionally, WNO serves as a vital resource throughout the Washington metro area, bringing opera to a broad public through its award-winning education and community programs.