Venue Details

The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 24 members
Review from Golden Girl Dc
20 events 7 reviews

I'm still a relative newbie to the world of opera. I do have a neighbor who is an opera singer and when I mentioned I was going, she said I'd picked a good one, and I certainly did. (Reading the Wikipedia article about the opera was also a quick,...continued

reviewed Sep 20 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Spreiregen Rose-Helene
40 events 23 reviews

Excellent performance. It couldn't have been better.

reviewed Sep 22 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from ppheart
19 events 16 reviews

The Opera was superb. The only problem was the management, They chose to delay the start by 20 minutes to accommodate late arrivals. It is a shame that they think people who cannot arrive on time are more important than those that do and make the...continued

reviewed Sep 23 2011 report as inappropriate
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Listen to a _Tosca _Q&A, recorded after the September 12, 2011 performance.

Description

Giacomo Puccini’s _Tosca _

Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Production from The Dallas Opera

How far will Tosca go to save her beloved?

Puccini’s Tosca is an irresistible combination of passion, tenderness, pathos, and despair that immediately grabs your attention and races to its terrible conclusion.

Floria Tosca, a beautiful opera diva, tries to save her lover’s life by giving herself to the dreaded chief of police, Baron Scarpia. The situation turns deadly, and even Scarpia’s murder may not stop his diabolical plan.

This dazzling production by Giulio Chazalettes features soprano Patricia Racette, tenor Frank Porretta, and DC favorite bass-baritone Alan Held. Plácido Domingo conducts this timeless classic.*

*_The cast/conducting rotates on certain dates. Please check the event website for cast information on specific dates. _

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