Celebrate the Master Composer in The Essential Wagner
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The sensual vocals and poetic songwriting of Grammy-winning singer Mary Chapin Carpenter helped propel her 1992 country album Come On Come On to quadruple-platinum status. Since then, her beautiful music has become more socially and politically oriented, while also increasingly bringing in orchestral elements. Her latest album, Songs From the Movie, revisits tunes from her past, setting them to symphonic instrumentation evocative of a stirring film score. Now, you can see her play these compelling reinventions of her own with the National Symphony Orchestra. Learn More
When you go to an event at the Kennedy Center, make certain to see what is playing at the Millenium Stage. A free performance is offered at 6:00 every night. I saw a wonderful set of Broadway show tune sung by very talented students from Catholic University.NSO: Koh Plays Barber info • Nov 01 2013 star this tip starred
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The orchestra and chorus were superb, as was the animated conductor who led them. The soprano's voice was pleasing, but she was often overwhelmed by the other musical forces assembled on stage. The tenor had an exceptionally rich and expressive...continued
Othalie Graham, soprano
Issachah Savage, tenor
Brent Stater, baritone
*Der Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
- Act III – Steuermann, Lass’ die Wacht (Norwegian Sailors’ Chorus)
Act II; Sc. 4 – Festmarsch: Arrival of the Guests at the Wartburg
*Tristan und Isolde
- Act III; Sc. 3 – Liebestod: Mild und leise
- Act II; Sc. 5 – Feierlicher Zug zum Münster (Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral)
- Act III, Sc. 1 – Ritt der Walküren (Ride of the Valkyries)
*Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (semi-staged)
- Act III; Sc. 5
Vocal soloists provided by the Evelyn Lear and Thomas Stewart Emerging Singers Program, a partnership with the Wagner Society of Washington, DC.