Venue Details

The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 35 members
Review from Filomena D'Elia
Red Velvet 49 events 12 reviews

Really enjoyed the opera. The story was moving and the cast did a great job acting as well as singing.

reviewed Mar 28 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Mary Mattis McLean
Red Velvet 26 events 4 reviews

While familiar already with the most popular songs from this opera, I was deeply moved by the production. The high caliber of the singing, staging, and orchestra made the performance a world class opera experience. I was proud that it was in...continued

reviewed Mar 26 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Angela Purnell
45 events 26 reviews

I loved the music and story, it was moving and beautiful. Thanks to Goldstar, I got the best seat in the house, third row orchestra, center seat. It is a spectacular performance.

reviewed Mar 28 2010 report as inappropriate
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Visit the Washington National Opera web site for more information, including articles about various aspects of the production, as well as audio and video previews.


by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin

Sung in English with English supertitles

WNO’s critically acclaimed production, which received rave reviews in Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco, is back!  George Gershwin miraculously melds classical music, popular song, jazz, blues, and spirituals into iconic American songs like “Summertime,” “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’” and “Bess, You Is My Woman Now.”  This quintessential American masterpiece follows the story of a crippled beggar and the headstrong woman he loves. Porgy and Bess is directed by Francesca Zambello and conducted by American music specialist John Mauceri.

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