Verdi's Cursed Masterpiece The Force of Destiny -- Washington National Opera
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The last date listed for The Force of Destiny was Thursday October 24, 2013 / 7:30pm.
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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__Performed in Italian with projected English titles. Titles may not be visible from the rear of the orchestra.
__ _ Musicologist Saul Lilienstein leads the Thursday, Oct. 24 Opera Insight, starting one hour and 15 minutes before the performance and lasting 35–40 minutes. All other Opera Insights start one hour before the performance and last 20–25 minutes.
Informative and entertaining, Opera Insights take you inside the composer’s mind, behind the scenes of planning a production, and into the history and social context of each opera.
__These lectures are free, but patrons must present a ticket from any performance of The Force of Destiny.
__ Oct. 12 at 6:00pm Andrew Jorgensen, director of artistic planning
Oct. 16 at 6:30pm Francesca Zambello, artistic director
Oct. 18 at 6:30pm Michael Heaston, director, Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
Oct. 20 at 1:00pm Francesca Zambello
Oct. 22 at 6:30pm Andrew Jorgensen
Oct. 24 at 6:15pm Saul Lilienstein
Oct. 26 at 6:00pm Andrew Jorgensen
Stay after the performance for an artist Q&A on these dates:
Sunday matinee, October 20
Tuesday evening, October 22**
**Join WNO artists for a unique opportunity to ask questions about the production.
All discussions begin immediately after the performance and are free with your ticket. _
Donna Leonora of Vargas: Adina Aaron (10/12, 16, 20, 24, 26), Amber Wagner (10/18 & 22)
Don Alvaro: Giancarlo Monsalve (10/12, 16, 20, 24, 26), Rafael Davila (10/18 & 22)
Don Carlo of Vargas: Mark Delavan (10/12, 16, 20, 24), Luca Salsi (10/18, 22, 26)
Preziosilla: **Ketevan Kemoklidze
Brother Melitone: *Valeriano Lanchas**
Father Guardiano: **Enrico Iori
Marquis of Calatrava: *Peter Volpe**
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.