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The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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27 reviews
44 stars
Parking in building is convenient but $23. Expensive. Try local public garage or street meter parking.
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"The Essential Wagner"
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27 events
19 reviews
9 stars
attended May 20 2012

Outstanding performance. The Washington Chorus gave a stirring rendition of some Wagner favorites, along with the talented soloists, under the skillful and energetic direction of Julian Wachner.

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5 reviews
3 stars
attended May 20 2012

The orchestra and chorus were superb, as was the animated conductor who led them. The soprano's voice was pleasing, but she was often overwhelmed by the other musical forces assembled on stage. The tenor had an exceptionally rich and expressive...continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended May 20 2012

Fantastic! They played some of the better known Wagnerian pieces (Walkure) and a few deeper cuts. I stayed for th Q&A which was also great.

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Othalie Graham, soprano 

Issachah Savage, tenor 

Brent Stater, baritone 

*Der Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) 

  • Act III – Steuermann, Lass’ die Wacht (Norwegian Sailors’ Chorus) 


Act II; Sc. 4 – Festmarsch: Arrival of the Guests at the Wartburg 

*Tristan und Isolde 

  • Act III; Sc. 3 – Liebestod: Mild und leise 


  • Act II; Sc. 5 – Feierlicher Zug zum Münster (Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral) 

*Die Walküre 

  • Act III, Sc. 1 – Ritt der Walküren (Ride of the Valkyries) 

*Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (semi-staged) 

  • Act III; Sc. 5 

Vocal soloists provided by the Evelyn Lear and Thomas Stewart Emerging Singers Program, a partnership with the Wagner Society of Washington, DC.