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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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7 events
4 reviews
3 stars
The weather was Windy. I wore dress stocking and boots.
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3 events
1 review
8 stars
They only allow bottled water inside the theatre, so if you get a drink that isn't water at intermission, make sure you have time to drink it. Drinks and snacks are expensive, so if you can do without your pocketbook will be happier!
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4.5 average rating
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78 events
17 reviews
5 stars
attended May 27 2010

Riveting performance. Elizabeth Futral as Ophelia was outstanding.....spectacular sets and lighting----what's not to like?!

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28 events
6 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 01 2010

A very interesting production with a very effective set. Good singing all around except for the sadly over-the-hill Samuel Ramey. For us the best singing was from the lovely Elizabeth Futral as Ophelia.

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Mike Begley Red Velvet
14 events
5 reviews
5 stars
attended May 27 2010

This was a poor excuse for a professional opera performance. The once-great Sam Ramey wobbles so badly one cannot tell what pitches he is singing. The production is poorly-acted. No one in the cast seemed to have the vaguest clue about proper...

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Composed by Ambroise Thomas

Libretto by Michele Carré and

Jules Barbier

Company Premiere

Production from Lyric Opera of Kansas City

Sung in French with English supertitles

Ambroise Thomas’ musically and dramatically virtuosic adaptation of the classic story follows Hamlet in his pursuit to avenge his father’s murder.  Known for Ophelia’s hauntingly beautiful mad scene, “À vos jeux, mes amis,” this dazzling production by Thaddeus Strassberger brings Shakespeare’s famous play to life.  The opera is conducted by WNO’s General Director Plácido Domingo and Patrick Fournillier.

The running time for this production is approximately three hours and five minutes including one 20-minute intermission.

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.