Irish Christmas in America: Holiday Song, Dance and Stories
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Mozart's infamous opera of illicit affairs and the abuse of power gets turned on its ear by the D.C. Public Opera, which transforms Don Giovanni into a present-day tale set in Washington, D.C. Held at the glamorous Mayflower Hotel, this innovative production retains the spirit and power of Mozart's music and message, while putting a new twist on the action. Sung in Italian with a full orchestra conducted by John Edward Niles, the inaugural production of D.C. Public Opera heralds a unique vision for the future of the genre. Learn More
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Featured review from Mike BrownRed Velvet
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What a treat! The intimate setting of the Grosvenor Auditorium at the National Geographic created a warm, inviting atmosphere. The musicianship Téada, the band, was superb including guitar, uilean pipes, bodhran, fiddle, and guest harp virtuso Gráinne Hambly. Caran Casey's vocals were rich and pure. Brian Cunningham's sean nos dance (less formal than the step dancing of Riverdance) was a joy to behold. The whole evening was strung together by the stories, anecdotes, and remembrances of Christmas in Ireland. The one flaw was that the stage is so low that it was difficult for much of audience to see Cunningham's amazing footwork. If the chance arises to see any or all of these performers, jump at it.
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Music and dance were lovely and entertaining. The storytelling and chatting by the musicians was hit and miss and sometimes quite long-winded. They spent about half the time talking. Would have preferred 20% more music and less talk.
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