Washington National Opera's Tristan and Isolde: Wagner's Mythic Romance
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The last date listed for Tristan and Isolde was Friday September 27, 2013 / 6:00pm.
Currently at The Kennedy Center - Opera House:
- Full Price:
- $80.00 - $195.00
- Our Price:
- $40.00 - $97.50
With music that sparkles and a playful libretto, Washington National Opera's production of Donizetti's comedy is utterly charming. Handsome Nemorino is mad for the feisty Adina. She doesn't know he exists, but he'll do anything to get her to fall in love with him. Enter the lovable quack Dr. Dulcamara, who provides Nemorino with a "magic" potion -- the elixir of the title -- that sweeps up the lovers in a comically romantic whirlwind. Filled with whimsical wit, beautiful arias and intoxicating duets, the opera is sung in Italian with projected English titles. Learn More
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Featured review from Ellen Smith
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Debra Voight, the main soprano for the performance was substituted by another singer on 9/27. She was definitely not the same caliber or talent. We are disappointed to purchase tickets then have the major star bow out. The main reason for attending this performance was to hear Ms. Voight. We will have to rethink spending $$$ to purchase tickets if no restitution can be made if the major star(s) do not perform.
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, 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. Recent festivals include African Odyssey, AmericArtes, Festival of China, and JAPAN: culture + hyperculture.