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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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27 events
22 reviews
17 stars
Unless you are in excellent health, just go ahead and pay the $23 for parking in the Kennedy Center. Even the closest alternative at the Watergate is a long-ish walk, uphill, in the cold. If Metro is convenient for you and you are not in a rush, that, with the shuttle bus to the Kennedy Center, is the best option.
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Mary Ramos Red Velvet
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I don't mind paying for convenience so I just paid for parking at The Kennedy Center which was $20. I paid ahead online and saved $3 and had a guaranteed spot.
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Reviews & Ratings

"Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball)"
45 ratings
4.2 average rating
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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 14 2010

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

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20 events
3 reviews
8 stars
attended Sep 17 2010

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.

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63 events
9 reviews
28 stars
attended Sep 11 2010

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

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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.

About the Ticket Supplier: Washington National Opera

As the resident opera company of the Kennedy Center, Washington National Opera (WNO) draws on a rich history to offer high-quality grand opera featuring internationally acclaimed artists. Additionally, WNO serves as a vital resource throughout the Washington metro area, bringing opera to a broad public through its award-winning education and community programs.