Venue Details

16101 Star Starred
The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 35 members
Review from Bill Musico

I've seen this opera before and you could actually understand what the singers were saying. If I wanted to constantly be reading the super-script I would go to foreign language operas.

Also wondering what caused a poriton of the set to fall on...continued

reviewed Mar 25 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Peter

The controversial "opera" did indeed live up to its name, and the performance contained the essential elements of tragic love, personal crisis and a dramatic passion.
Peter

reviewed Mar 25 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Filomena D'Elia

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
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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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