Gershwin's American Folk Opera Porgy and Bess at the Kennedy Center Opera House
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The last date listed for Porgy and Bess was Saturday April 3, 2010 / 7:00pm.
Currently at The Kennedy Center - Opera House:
- Full Price:
- $80.00 - $195.00
- Our Price:
- $48.00 - $117.00
Mozart's whimsical opera The Magic Flute springs to life via the Washington National Opera and vivid, colorful sets and costumes from Japanese-American artist Jun Kaneko. This adventure-filled opera begins as the Queen of the Night sends the brave Prince Tamino on a quest to rescue her daughter from an evil sorcerer. Accompanied by the clumsy and comical birdcatcher Papageno, Tamino braves all obstacles to find the princess and defeat the sorcerer, only to find that all is not what it seems. Tamino's adventure is marked by dramatic plot twists as trickery and betrayals are revealed, and the true villain emerges. This production is sung in English with projected English titles. Learn More
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We were glad we went, but were, on the whole, somewhat disappointed. Our seats were under the balcony which was a mistake on our part. Sitting under the balcony always tends to deaden the voices which then took a lot of the drama out of opera.
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by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin
Sung in English with English supertitles
WNO’s critically acclaimed production, which received rave reviews in Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco, is back! George Gershwin miraculously melds classical music, popular song, jazz, blues, and spirituals into iconic American songs like “Summertime,” “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’” and “Bess, You Is My Woman Now.” This quintessential American masterpiece follows the story of a crippled beggar and the headstrong woman he loves. Porgy and Bess is directed by Francesca Zambello and conducted by American music specialist John Mauceri.