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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There are so many great restaurants in the area, why purchase over priced food at the Kennedy Center. Go for drinks and food at Circa Foggy Bottom. Or get a great burger and shakes at BTS or enjoy food and drinks and ambience at District Commons. All are great options and are across the street from the Foggy Bottom metro stop. Take a moment to enjoy DC.
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I drove and found street parking near GW. Be careful of the signs. The 2 hour restriction is through 6:30p...AND you must feed the meter through 9:59p. Use the Pango or ParkingMeter app and be done. The 6.50 I paid was less all of the parking around. Then take the Kennedy Center Shuttle to the venue and back. Done and done.
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47 events
13 reviews
16 stars
attended Nov 11 2007

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

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Fred K. Wade Red Velvet
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3 reviews
9 stars
attended Nov 17 2007

we did not like it at all

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29 events
16 reviews
2 stars
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.