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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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The weather was Windy. I wore dress stocking and boots.
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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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attended Sep 24 2013

A first rate performance. Great soprano lead and wonderful orchestral playing.

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18 stars
attended Sep 18 2013

excellent production, highly recommended. Also, the Goldstar section had great seats. This is a very long opera, but never boring.

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attended Sep 24 2013

If you are a Wagner fan, you may enjoy this opera. I'd never seen one of his operas and now I will never see another. It's ponderous and clunky and not much happens. The libretto is not poetic and the characters are not sympathetic. It's a lot of...continued

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Tristan: Ian Storey

Isolde: Iréne Theorin

Brangäne: Elizabeth Bishop

Kurwenal: James Rutherford

King Marke: Wilhelm Schwinghammer

Conductor: Philippe Auguin

Director: Neil Armfield

Costume Designer: Jennie Tate

Lighting Designer: Toby Sewell

__Performed in German with projected English titles. Titles may not be visible from the rear of the orchestra.

Performance Timing: Act I – 80 min.; Intermission - 25 min.; Act II – 66 min.; Intermission - 25 min.; Act III – 76 min. (4 hours, 35 minutes)____

About the Ticket Supplier: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy as well as the nation’s busiest arts facility, presenting more than 2,000 performances each year. The Center is home to seven theaters: the Concert Hall, the Opera House, the Eisenhower Theater, the Family Theater, the Terrace Theater, the Theater Lab, and the Terrace Gallery. In addition, as part of the Kennedy Center’s Performing Arts for Everyone outreach program, free performances take place each evening at 6 p.m. on the Millennium Stage. In addition to offering annual series of the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, theater, ballet, dance, chamber music, jazz, and performances for young audiences, the Kennedy Center presents festivals celebrating the arts and culture of countries and regions around the world.