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5244 Star Starred
The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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136 events
87 reviews
25 stars
attended Mar 08 2013

I am surprised and sorry to say that the performance was boring. Left at the end of the second intermission.

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Claudia Red Velvet
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3 stars
attended Mar 05 2013

This was my first opera and I quite enjoyed it. The only issue was that the orchestra seemed too loud for some of the singers, otherwise it was an excellent show. There was also sub-titling so one could understand what was going on.

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Website

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

Quotes & Highlights

“[Racette] exceeds expectations with a rare blend of radiant singing and emotional truth.” —Houston Chronicle

Description

*Giacomo Puccini’s _Manon Lescaut

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Libretto by Domenico Oliva and Luigi Illica

Manon Lescaut: Patricia Racette 

Lescaut: Giorgio Caoduro 

Chevalier des Grieux: Kamen Chanev 

Geronte de Ravoir: Jake Gardner 

Performance Timing: Acts I & II – 81 min.; Intermission – 20 min.; Acts III & IV – 41 min. (2.5 hours total).

 

Sentenced by her parents to a life in the convent, Manon escapes to Paris with her young lover, the student Chevalier des Grieux. Lured away by the glamorous life offered by an elderly patron, Manon’s true feelings for her first love are rekindled when des Grieux suddenly reappears. But when she refuses to abandon her jewels, her wealthy benefactor plots a revenge that sends foolish, frivolous Manon to despair in a distant land.

Performed in Italian with English supertitles. Supertitles may not be visible from the rear of the orchestra.

About the Ticket Supplier: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy as well as the nation’s busiest arts facility, presenting more than 2,000 performances each year. The Center is home to seven theaters: the Concert Hall, the Opera House, the Eisenhower Theater, the Family Theater, the Terrace Theater, the Theater Lab, and the Terrace Gallery. In addition, as part of the Kennedy Center’s Performing Arts for Everyone outreach program, free performances take place each evening at 6 p.m. on the Millennium Stage. In addition to offering annual series of the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, theater, ballet, dance, chamber music, jazz, and performances for young audiences, the Kennedy Center presents festivals celebrating the arts and culture of countries and regions around the world.