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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 45 members
Review from Ellen Goldstein
2 events 2 reviews

The opera was as good as the WPost review--- some wonderful moments but set and production mediocre.

What was outstanding, unfortunately, about the evening was that it was being filmed for later re-broadcast at Nationals Ballpark. The female...continued

reviewed Sep 14 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from BCinDC
21 events 3 reviews

Certainly good performers but not the calibre I had been led to believe by KenCen propoganda. Shame on me. Sets and costumes were a terrible disappointment, upscale high school quality at best.

reviewed Sep 17 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from NLBG
Red Velvet 67 events 9 reviews

How can one not love living to an evening's worth of Verdi? However, the performers were underwhelming and the sets so minimal and poorly conceived as to be embarrasing.

Much better to put on a concert version and charge $120 (instead of $240)...continued

reviewed Sep 11 2010 report as inappropriate
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Description

Verdi’s powerful story of forbidden love, betrayal, and revenge promises to keep audiences enthralled. Soaring arias, gorgeous ensembles, fabulous costumes and lavish sets bring this sinister masked ball to life. 

The all-star cast includes tenors Salvatore Licitra and Frank Porretta, who share the role of the ebullient and passionate King Gustavus III. Sopranos Tamara Wilson and Susan Neves portray the innocent wife Amelia with Luca Salsi and Timothy Mix sharing the role of Count Anckarström, her betrayed husband and Gustavus’ trusted friend. Mezzo-soprano Elena Manistina sings the pivotal role of the fortune teller Mam’zelle Arvidson. Conductor Daniele Callegari and director James Robinson make their WNO debuts in this stunning production from Opera Colorado.

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