Venue Details

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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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People wear anything to JFK Center, but I like to dress up for the opera.
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Do not eat at the Kennedy Center Sky Terrace Restaurant. It's expensive and the food is awful.
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Park across the street from Kennedy Center at the Watergate and save $8.
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Overpriced but not terrible. Better across the street.
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If you are to lazy to look good, you don't belong at the Opera
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Overpriced, mediocle fare, col coffee
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172 events
63 reviews
20 stars
attended Nov 14 2011

Singing was fine, but the production is much too gimmicky. What's with the teddy bear?

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25 reviews
23 stars
attended Nov 13 2011

The singing and acting were all fabulous!! Wdorked hard to not have the lousy setting cancel it out!

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14 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 14 2011

The opera was grand. But for the second time, the Kennedy Center ushers struck out. As the first act began, the ushers permitted someone who can only be described as a... continued

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Website

http://www.kennedy-center.org/events/?event=OMOSA

Description

Gaetano Donizetti’s _Lucia di Lammermoor _

Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano

Production from English National Opera

Based on the novel The Bride of Lammermoor by Sir Walter Scott

In Donizetti’s dark drama, young Lucia is caught in the middle of a feud between her family and the man she loves. Forced by her brother to forsake her love and marry for money, she loses more than her happiness — she loses her mind. After she kills her bridegroom, Lucia plunges headlong into madness to Donizetti’s magnificent score in one of opera’s most famous, horrifying, and musically gorgeous scenes.

Acclaimed director David Alden’s dark and compelling production “turns Donizetti’s most popular work into an examination of Victorian psychopathology, and the results are often extreme” (The Guardian_). Featuring two dazzling casts and conducted by WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin, you won’t want to miss this operatic thriller that seems like “a novel that Emily Brontë or the young Charles Dickens should have written” (_The Daily Telegraph).

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.