Venue Details

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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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7 events
4 reviews
3 stars
The weather was Windy. I wore dress stocking and boots.
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1 review
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

"The Flying Dutchman"
27 ratings
4.3 average rating
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58 events
34 reviews
7 stars
attended Mar 20 2008

Prime orchestra was exactly what it should have been---center seats in the best part of the opera house. It was truly a magical evening.

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100 events
61 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 25 2008

Good opera. Brilliant Staging. I felt as if an edgy Impressionist Painting had come alive!

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 20 2008

Fabulous performance and singing. Highly recommended.

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Join Washington National Opera as The Flying Dutchman storms into the Kennedy Center Opera House. This chilling ghost story, full of thunderous orchestral themes and glorious arias, is the perfect choice for anyone experiencing their first Wagner opera. Easily one of Richard Wagner’s most accessible stories, The Flying Dutchman clocks in at just over two hours. It’s no longer than an evening at the movies!

Sung in German 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.