Show Boat: Washington National Opera Premiere of Broadway Classic
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The last date listed for Show Boat was Sunday May 26, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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Featured review from Francine J.Red Velvet
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This is a very enjoyable production. It was wonderful to hear the musical numbers performed by operatic voices, and Morris Robinson (as Joe) singing "Old Man River" was deeply moving. The plot isn't of particular interest to me, and I think "Carousel" tells a better (similar) story. But that is not a criticism of this production. I'm glad I saw the show and definitely recommend it.
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Awesome event! The costumes are gorgeous, the music is outstanding. The music should have projected further into the audience. Overall this play is a must see.
The production will be performed in English with English supertitles. Supertitles may not be visible from the rear of the orchestra.
Music by Jerome Kern
Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the novel Show Boat by Edna Ferber
Co-production with Lyric Opera of Chicago, the San Francisco Opera Association and Houston Grand Opera
The performance runs 2 hours and 50 minutes with one 20-minute intermission.
Come early for free Opera Insights: Beginning one hour before each performance and lasting approximately 20–25 minutes, Opera Insights take you inside the composer’s mind, behind the scenes of planning a production and into the history and social context of each opera. These education events are free, but you must present a ticket from any performance of Show Boat.
May 4, 2013 at 6:00pm (on the Millennium Stage): Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists
May 6, 2013 at 6:00pm and May 7, 2013 at 6:30pm: Francesca Zambello, artistic director
May 8, 2013 at 6:30pm: David Foti, production director
May 17, 2013 at 6:30pm: Kelley Rourke, WNO dramaturg
May 24, 2013 at 6:30pm: Michael Heaston, director of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
May 25, 2013 at 6:00pm: John DeMain, Show Boat conductor
May 26, 2013 at 1:00pm: Michael Mael, WNO executive director
An artist Q&A follows the performance on May 26, 2013. Artist Q&As are free, but you must present a ticket or stub from any performance of the production that is being discussed.