Venue Details

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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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Member Tips

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Metro to GWU/Foggy Bottom, then use the free red KennCenter shuttle there and back.
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First-timers may want to read Wikipedia article about the opera.
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If hyou're sitting far from the stage, binoculars or opera glasses help.
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Justine Mccoy
For Oprah, dress up!
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Justine Mccoy
Excellent parking. Taxi service is also very good.
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Justine Mccoy
Pay for a good seat, you will not regret it.
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.6 average rating
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29 events
19 reviews
15 stars
attended Sep 22 2011

Excellent performance. It couldn't have been better.

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15 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 23 2011

The Opera was superb. The only problem was the management, They chose to delay the start by 20 minutes to accommodate late arrivals. It is a shame that they think people... continued

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Website

http://www.kennedy-center.org/events/?event=OLOSA

Quotes & Highlights

Listen to a _Tosca _Q&A, recorded after the September 12, 2011 performance.

Description

Giacomo Puccini’s _Tosca _

Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Production from The Dallas Opera

How far will Tosca go to save her beloved?

Puccini’s Tosca is an irresistible combination of passion, tenderness, pathos, and despair that immediately grabs your attention and races to its terrible conclusion.

Floria Tosca, a beautiful opera diva, tries to save her lover’s life by giving herself to the dreaded chief of police, Baron Scarpia. The situation turns deadly, and even Scarpia’s murder may not stop his diabolical plan.

This dazzling production by Giulio Chazalettes features soprano Patricia Racette, tenor Frank Porretta, and DC favorite bass-baritone Alan Held. Plácido Domingo conducts this timeless classic.*

*_The cast/conducting rotates on certain dates. Please check the event website for cast information on specific dates. _

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.