Venue Details

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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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24 events
8 reviews
10 stars
Don't count on getting a taxi cab afterwards. They were giving priority pick-up to Uber & private cars. I would recommend the Foggy Bottom shuttle & taking the Metro if you can.
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JAG
31 events
19 reviews
15 stars
Avoid the garage at the KenCen at all costs: a rip-off. At the very least, park at the garage next door for $12. If you can't take the Metro to GW (and then the free shuttle to the KenCen), you can try parking on the street NEAR the Metro and then jumping on the bus. And then you can get a bite to eat before (or after).
New York City Ballet: 2 Programs
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Reviews & Ratings

"The Flying Dutchman"
27 ratings
4.3 average rating
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59 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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14 events
6 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 20 2008

Fabulous performance and singing. Highly recommended.

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Description

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.