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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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24 events
8 reviews
10 stars
Don't count on getting a taxi cab afterwards. They were giving priority pick-up to Uber & private cars. I would recommend the Foggy Bottom shuttle & taking the Metro if you can.
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JAG
31 events
19 reviews
15 stars
Avoid the garage at the KenCen at all costs: a rip-off. At the very least, park at the garage next door for $12. If you can't take the Metro to GW (and then the free shuttle to the KenCen), you can try parking on the street NEAR the Metro and then jumping on the bus. And then you can get a bite to eat before (or after).
New York City Ballet: 2 Programs
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"Tristan and Isolde"
9 ratings
3.9 average rating
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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
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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41 reviews
1 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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Description

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.