The Washington Chorus: The Essential Puccini at the Kennedy Center
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The concert was fabulous! The Washington Chorus, orchestra and soloists were superb, and the Children's Chorus of Washington was so professional with a beautiful musical performance. It is refreshing to see a large group of well-behaved children performing at this level.
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Great seats (2 rows from stage) The chorus was phenomenal, the orchestra superb, the singers spectacular, the Conductor very lively and very into the whole performance.
It was a great combination of Puccini's light and fun music and the...continued
An evening of gems from this well-loved and popular composer. Selections from Puccini’s most popular works including Turandot, Madama Butterfly, La Bohème, Missi di Gloria, Manon Lescaut. A stellar cast of soloists join the Chorus with full orchestra for an evening of semi-staged opera classics.
with the Children’s Chorus of Washington
Joan Gregoryk, music director
Othalie Graham, soprano
Angela Maria Blasi, soprano
Robert Baker, tenor
Gaetan Sauvageau, tenor
Carl Tanner, tenor
Tad Czyzewski, baritone
James Shaffran, baritone
John Marcus Bindel, bass
Christopher Temporelli, bass
Join Julian Wachner and guests for a post-concert discussion in the concert hall.