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The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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Parking in building is convenient but $23. Expensive. Try local public garage or street meter parking.
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The Washington Chorus: "The Essential Puccini"
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5 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 08 2009

This was a very cultural and lovely event. The music and performances were exemplary.

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attended Nov 08 2009

Great seats (2 rows from stage) The chorus was phenomenal, the orchestra superb, the singers spectacular, the Conductor very lively and very into the whole performance.

It was a great combination of Puccini's light and fun music and the...continued

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4 stars
attended Nov 08 2009

Finding a delightful and affordable live operatic performance in the Washinton DC area was wonderful. I was on the edge of my seat for the whole performance.

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An evening of gems from this well-loved and popular composer. Selections from Puccini’s most popular works including Turandot, Madama Butterfly, La Bohème, Missi di Gloria, Manon Lescaut. A stellar cast of soloists join the Chorus with full orchestra for an evening of semi-staged opera classics.

with the Children’s Chorus of Washington

Joan Gregoryk, music director

Othalie Graham, soprano

Angela Maria Blasi, soprano

Robert Baker, tenor

Gaetan Sauvageau, tenor

Carl Tanner, tenor

Tad Czyzewski, baritone

James Shaffran, baritone

John Marcus Bindel, bass

Christopher Temporelli, bass

Join Julian Wachner and guests for a post-concert discussion in the concert hall.

About the Ticket Supplier: The Washington Chorus

Founded in 1961 as the Oratorio Society of Washington, The Washington Chorus is noted for its critically-acclaimed performances and recordings of the entire range of the choral repertoire. A Grammy Award winner, The Washington Chorus is currently in its 50th season and is considered a cultural leader in the Washington area. The Chorus presents an annual subscription series at the J. F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Music Center at Strathmore, and other major venues throughout the Washington area. The Chorus frequently appears there at the invitation of the National Symphony Orchestra, singing under the direction of many of the world's greatest conductors including Leonard Slatkin, Mstislav Rostropovich, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Neville Marriner, Charles Dutoit, Kent Nagano and many others. In addition to its regular Kennedy Center performances, the Chorus has sung throughout the metropolitan area and has received acclaim for numerous world premieres. The Chorus has recorded, been nationally broadcast and internationally televised, performed as part of a motion picture soundtrack, and has performed for presidential inaugurations and to honor world leaders.