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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1 stars
attended Nov 05 2009

The singing later in the opera is absolutely beautiful! The story is performed and comes together much better than the Playbill would make you believe. I thoroughly enjoyed the opera!!

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2 stars
attended Oct 24 2009

The opera was delightful and our seats were excellent. In the second act of the opera there are guests on the stage. Because it was an opening night - on the stage as part of the cast were justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia.

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Website

http://www.dc-opera.org/performances/ariadneaufnaxos.asp

Quotes & Highlights

“(Petrova’s) soprano can blaze, but also lap teasingly and glow warmly.” —Dallas Morning News

Description

The show must go on – a statement exemplified by Richard Strauss’ light-hearted jewel, Ariadne auf Naxos. The trouble begins as a serious opera company and a commedia dell’arte troupe arrive to entertain the guests at a posh dinner party and the wealthy host demands that they perform together in order to save time for the evening’s fireworks display. The resultant pandemonium is both cleverly amusing and deeply touching. With beautiful melodies and relentless energy, this play-within-a-play offers audiences a hilarious foray into the world behind the curtain. Andreas Delfs conducts this stunning production by Chris Alexander.

After her triumphant debut in last season’s Siegfried, Iréne Theorin returns to sing the title role.  WNO favorite Lyubov Petrova will flirt and flounce as the incorrigible Zerbinetta – a role perfectly suited for her.

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.