Venue Details

966 Star Starred
The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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Member Tips

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Parking around the venue was 10 USD only compared to 18 USD in venue
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Goldstar Member
Anything goes, but many people dress up.
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Shen
The metro was perfect
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Shen
Some people had bought salads( I think outside) and ate around the fountain
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Goldstar Member
I called the Kennedy Center and there is no dress code, but
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The Kennedy Center offers a free shuttle from Foggy Bottom (details on the website).
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.6 average rating
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2 reviews
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attended Sep 13 2009

We attended the matinee with the 2nd cast of young performers. The opera was very cleverly staged, with bits of nonsense perfectly timed. But the excitement and great... continued

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63 reviews
20 stars
attended Sep 12 2009

Lawrence Brownlee has a beautiful voice! It's an excellent production for someone who is new to opera, but opera buffs are likely to enjoy just as much.

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17 reviews
17 stars
attended Sep 20 2009

THe tickets were a gift to my son and daugher-in-law. They found the production excellent and loved every minute of an evening of gorgeous voices (soprana... Georgian,... continued

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More Information

Website

http://www.dc-opera.org/performances/barber.asp

Description

Composed by Gioachino Rossini

Libretto by Cesare Sterbini Sung in Italian with English supertitles

The running time for this production is approximately two hours and 50 minutes including one 20-minute intermission.

Lawrence Brownlee, whose recent Met performance was hailed as “brilliant” by The New York Times, shares the role of Count Almaviva with Juan Francisco Gatell. Bel canto specialist Silvia Tro Santafé and Operalia winner Ketevan Kemoklidze make their WNO debuts as the fiery Rosina. WNO favorite Simone Alberghini, last seen in La Fille du Régiment, shares the role of Rossini’s beloved Barber with Keith Phares. This WNO revival is directed by David Gately and conducted by Michele Mariotti and Joseph Mechavich.

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.