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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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"Tristan and Isolde"
9 ratings
3.9 average rating
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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 24 2013

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

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157 events
103 reviews
19 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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131 events
41 reviews
3 stars
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)____