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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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You can park in the lot but bring $23 or take metro and Kennedy Center has a shuttle I believe
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The weather was Sunny. I wore no iron top and pants and loafers but there was every type of dress style there.. cargo pants to tuxedo.
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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 offered. Only criticism is that the black stage and black costumes were a...continued

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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].
The seats you fond for my opera partner and I wer EXCELLENT value for the price:...continued

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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.