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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 43 members
Review from joans
Red Velvet 137 events 45 reviews

This is an opera to see, but one that is rarely presented as it is a major undertaking to stage with its large casts and changes of time and place, plus it requires numerous lead singers in roles which are especially challenging to sing. WNO has...continued

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Review from ME
Red Velvet 49 events 9 reviews

above and beyond.

reviewed Oct 12 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Maiori
Red Velvet 44 events 4 reviews

We thought the singers were very good, leads and the chorus did a wonderful job. We also loved the set. The only weak point was the women's costumes, especially for the lead! An added bonus was the post-concert Q & A sessiojn with members of the...continued

reviewed Oct 22 2013 report as inappropriate
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__Performed in Italian with projected English titles. Titles may not be visible from the rear of the orchestra.

__ _ Musicologist Saul Lilienstein leads the Thursday, Oct. 24 Opera Insight, starting one hour and 15 minutes before the performance and lasting 35–40 minutes. All other Opera Insights start one hour before the performance and last 20–25 minutes.

Informative and entertaining, 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 lectures are free, but patrons must present a ticket from any performance of The Force of Destiny.

__ Oct. 12 at 6:00pm Andrew Jorgensen, director of artistic planning

Oct. 16 at 6:30pm Francesca Zambello, artistic director

Oct. 18 at 6:30pm Michael Heaston, director, Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program

Oct. 20 at 1:00pm Francesca Zambello

Oct. 22 at 6:30pm Andrew Jorgensen

Oct. 24 at 6:15pm Saul Lilienstein

Oct. 26 at 6:00pm Andrew Jorgensen

Stay after the performance for an artist Q&A on these dates:

Sunday matinee, October 20

Tuesday evening, October 22**

**Join WNO artists for a unique opportunity to ask questions about the production.

All discussions begin immediately after the performance and are free with your ticket. _


Donna Leonora of Vargas: Adina Aaron (10/12, 16, 20, 24, 26), Amber Wagner (10/18 & 22)

Don Alvaro: Giancarlo Monsalve (10/12, 16, 20, 24, 26), Rafael Davila (10/18 & 22)

Don Carlo of Vargas: Mark Delavan (10/12, 16, 20, 24), Luca Salsi (10/18, 22, 26)

Preziosilla: **Ketevan Kemoklidze

Brother Melitone: *Valeriano Lanchas**

Father Guardiano: **Enrico Iori

Marquis of Calatrava: *Peter Volpe**

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