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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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35 events
21 reviews
43 stars
Parking is too expensive for this venue. Better - Metro and shuttle. even if you have to leave earlier since the Metro is so unreliable these days.
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35 events
21 reviews
43 stars
The weather was getting cold! but the shuttle took care of that problem!. I wore dressy - not formal. Many people were dressed up festive etc. .
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"The Force of Destiny"
43 ratings
4.3 average rating
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121 events
43 reviews
99 stars
attended Oct 12 2013

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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24 events
22 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 16 2013

The production was just not very good. I think that's enough said.

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34 events
8 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 16 2013

It was a lovely evening. The cast was great, the voices wonderful and the conductor was amazing!

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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**