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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 27 members
Review from rita
Red Velvet 120 events 104 reviews

I enjoyed the production immensely. I thought the singers were terrific, and the music was, of course, fantastic. The plot is fairly insipid, though, and at 3 1/2 hours, it was a little long, but that couldn't be helped.

reviewed Mar 11 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from ppheart
19 events 16 reviews

Very well done and excellent performance by the young cast.

reviewed Mar 11 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Cindy McGrory
29 events 12 reviews

The singing was great but the modernization of the costumes and translations was just distracting.

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Emerging Artist Performances

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s _Così fan tutte _

Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte

Production from Seattle Opera

The School for Deceptive Lovers is now in session.

What determines true love? Is it faithfulness or simply circumstance? Mozart’s whimsical Così fan tutte is the wry tale of two young men who place a bet on fidelity, putting the women they love to the test through deception and seduction… What could possibly go wrong? In this sometimes farcical, sometimes unsettling comedy, the men pretend to go off to war but return in disguise, each intent on seducing the other’s lady. But when the women don’t react as expected, a lesson in tempting fate is learned by all, and the fickle nature of love and attraction is revealed.

Acclaimed director Jonathan Miller’s modern-dress production, “a compelling piece of music theatre, wonderful in its delineation of Mozart’s mix of comedy and psychological pain” (The Guardian), captures the essence of Washington, D.C. WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin conducts Mozart’s score, packed with biting comedy and poignant beauty.

These unique performances are part of WNO’s ongoing access initiative to introduce new artists to Washington and new audiences to the Opera. Casting for these performances features members and alumni of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program.

Performed in Italian with English supertitles. Supertitles may not be visible from the rear of the orchestra.

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