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Washington National Opera: Moby-Dick Reviews

The Kennedy Center - Opera House (Washington, DC)

Reviews & Ratings

38 ratings
4.4 average rating
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Nancy
37 events
16 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 25 2014

This was the most boring opera I have ever gone to. The only interesting part was the set, but it wasn't worth sitting there for three hours. The singers tried hard, but the opera itself was very boring.

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85 reviews
25 stars
attended Feb 25 2014

It was really quite fantastic. One of the best productions that I've seen at WNO. Music was gorgeous. Eric Green, Stephen Costello and Talise Trevigne were especially strong in their roles. Cold notwithstanding, Carl Tanner put in a fine...continued

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18 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 25 2014

I think "Moby Dick" may enter the repertory. It's a piece I would see again. I thought this particular production was beautiful, and almost all the singing was first rate. Some of the singing was stellar. I hope we get more of these kinds of...continued

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14 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 25 2014

The visual effects were very good. The music sometimes plain and boring...

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27 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 25 2014

Exceeded expectations. Didn't have any idea what to expect when I first heard that Washington Opera would do "Moby Dick." First performed in 2009. It's quite a show, just for staging alone. Fine orchestra performance, some arias and choruses...continued

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16 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 08 2014

One of the most amazing opera performances I have ever seen! So extremely creative, it held my attention from the first moment. First rate cast and wonderful music, fresh but not so modern as to be out of reach. Definitely not to be missed!

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36 events
15 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 25 2014

This is a great opera. The music is quite interesting, very haunting and very powerful. The change of scenery is remarkably fluid. I was expecting the story to be a bit boring but it was quite interesting. I was really impressed by this event.

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10 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 25 2014

A well sung, beautiful production. The music was good, if not memorable.

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9 reviews
7 stars
attended Feb 22 2014

A great night at the opera. Seats good even though high up; opera written in 20120 with creative digital scenery, tuneful music, excellent singer, big orchestra sound. Even Ann Midgette had grudging appreciation.

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9 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 22 2014

Really great as usual but parking is way too expensive!

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8 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 28 2014

Bargain second tier seats offer great view and wonderful
acoustics. Don't miss the debut of this spectacular opera.

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8 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 08 2014

the stage set was great. A classic American story worthy of Opera status.

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4 reviews
7 stars
attended Feb 25 2014

Extraordinary singing by a first rate ensemble....Heggie and Scheer are brilliant and I look forward to future colloborations by them. In spit of Carl Tanner having a cold his singing was virtuoso. Costello, Worth, Trevigne,Greene et al super. A...continued

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 05 2014

Good music and voices
Spectacular set and projections
Pleasant evening but not a
Thrill.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 05 2014

The opera made use of incredible lighting in the sets with unbelievable visual effects. The music was completely listenable even though modern. It all made for a very enjoyable experience.

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 25 2014

Great ticket deal, and I loved the show. Thanks!

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1 review
0 stars
attended Mar 05 2014

Amazing graphics and sets! The story is familiar but the opera setting elevates the action.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Feb 25 2014

Some wonderful orchestral music, and excellent staging. But no beautiful singing. No memorable arias. Whatever happened to melody?

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