Venue Details

949 Star Starred
The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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Member Tips

John
Go for it...Black Tie!!!
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John
Take Metro and the shuttle...parking is expensive!!!
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John
Purchase a drink on the concourse and take it outside....
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5 stars
attended May 12 2011

The leads were outstanding and of course Placido Domingo commands the stage. Worth attending the free lecture before the performance on the nights the lecture is... continued

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attended May 12 2011

Domingo was unbelievable -- and I expect a lot -- and Racette stood up to him very well indeed [look forward to hearing her in Tosca in DC, in the fall].
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Website

http://www.dc-opera.org/seasontickets/1011/iphigenie.asp

Description

Iphigénie, high priestess of Taurus, is tormented by dreams of her family’s bloody past and intimations of violence in the future. Will she accede to the barbaric King Thoas’ demands and murder her own brother? Can she survive in this world of bloodshed and fear? Gluck’s masterpiece, Iphigénie en Tauride, with its sweeping score and dramatic story is enjoying a renaissance at major opera houses around the world.

This company premiere features an outstanding cast led by soprano Patricia Racette, “the consummate singing actress” (Chicago Tribune_). Hailed as the “greatest operatic artist of modern time” (_The Guardian), world-renowned tenor Plácido Domingo sings Oreste, Iphigénie’s long-lost brother who is condemned to death. William Lacey returns to the podium to lead this powerful production from Oviedo, Spain by Emilio Sagi.

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.