Venue Details

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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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As this is a long opera the $20 parking fee at the Kennedy Center was worth it to us.
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Paula Post
Parking fee is $12 across the street at the Watergate
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Business dress and up (especially on weekends)
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Arrive early enough so you're not flying in at the last minute
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The KC cafe is pretty decent even if it's not cheap
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In nice weather you can bring your own sandwich and eat it on the scenice deck.
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.2 average rating
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29 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 11 2012

I enjoyed the production immensely. I thought the singers were terrific, and the music was, of course, fantastic. The plot is fairly insipid, though, and at 3 1/2 hours, it was a little long, but that couldn't be helped.

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5 reviews
15 stars
attended Mar 09 2012

We loved the opera. However, we are more used to traditional costuming and staging. We were pleased to see so many young people who seemed to be enjoying themselves. If this is what it takes to get young people interested that is fine with us.

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15 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 11 2012

Very well done and excellent performance by the young cast.

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Emerging Artist Performances

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s _Così fan tutte _

Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte

Production from Seattle Opera

The School for Deceptive Lovers is now in session.

What determines true love? Is it faithfulness or simply circumstance? Mozart’s whimsical Così fan tutte is the wry tale of two young men who place a bet on fidelity, putting the women they love to the test through deception and seduction… What could possibly go wrong? In this sometimes farcical, sometimes unsettling comedy, the men pretend to go off to war but return in disguise, each intent on seducing the other’s lady. But when the women don’t react as expected, a lesson in tempting fate is learned by all, and the fickle nature of love and attraction is revealed.

Acclaimed director Jonathan Miller’s modern-dress production, “a compelling piece of music theatre, wonderful in its delineation of Mozart’s mix of comedy and psychological pain” (The Guardian), captures the essence of Washington, D.C. WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin conducts Mozart’s score, packed with biting comedy and poignant beauty.

These unique performances are part of WNO’s ongoing access initiative to introduce new artists to Washington and new audiences to the Opera. Casting for these performances features members and alumni of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program.

Performed in Italian with English supertitles. Supertitles may not be visible from the rear of the orchestra.

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.