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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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I wore suit with an open neck. Hey, anything but blue jeans!.
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The opera house was very warm. Don't wear anything heavy.
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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 pleasure came from the young leads, the Count, Rosina and Figaro. I expect...continued

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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
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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, particularly praised), hilarity, and beautiful music. They were extremely...continued

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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.