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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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4 reviews
3 stars
The weather was Windy. I wore dress stocking and boots.
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6 stars
They only allow bottled water inside the theatre, so if you get a drink that isn't water at intermission, make sure you have time to drink it. Drinks and snacks are expensive, so if you can do without your pocketbook will be happier!
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Reviews & Ratings

Janácek's Opera "Jenufa"
35 ratings
4.5 average rating
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80 events
12 reviews
8 stars
attended May 16 2007

The sets were very interesting, the 2 lead female singers were wonderful.

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37 events
11 reviews
13 stars
attended May 16 2007

Excellently produced, gripping drama with memorable music and inspired singing.

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11 reviews
3 stars
attended May 24 2007

Great price to attend an opera at the Kennedy Center.

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Quotes & Highlights

Winner of the 2007 Olivier Award for Best Opera
“There are some nights at the opera when director and designer, cast and conductor, composer and masterpiece coalesce into something so powerful, so affecting, so right as to transcend memories of the most vivid previous productions. Such is the thrilling case with David Alden’s new staging of Janácek’s Jenufa.” —The Observer (UK)


If you think the Italians have a lock on operatic passion, this Czech masterpiece will change your mind.  A drama of betrayal, revenge, and an unspeakable crime committed in the name of morality, it demands a cast that acts as intensely as it sings.

Co-production with Houston Grand Opera and English National Opera.

Sung in Czech with English supertitles.

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.