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Opera - Published on: Mar 27, 2014
It may get off to a slow start, but most will likely find Elixir worth the wait
Opera - Published on: Feb 27, 2014
Spectacular projections, a score that swells, and a familiar tale make Moby Dick a highly theatrical and watchable opera
Opera - Published on: Oct 17, 2013
A mix of standouts and shortcomings, WNO's Destiny pulls accessible entertainment from difficult material
Opera - Published on: May 9, 2013
There's plenty to enjoy in the way the WNO's ''Show Boat'' treads the waters between opera and musicals
Opera - Published on: Mar 14, 2013
WNO presents soprano-watcher's Norma, and a fine evening for anyone who likes their betrayals bel canto beautiful
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 27, 2012
Chris Griffin's annual Hope Operas are a serialized series of shows featuring theater performers giving back
Opera - Published on: Sept 27, 2012
For those with patience, ''Don Giovanni'' is a chance to see how opera can make good theater as well as good listening
Opinion - Published on: Sept 20, 2012
Tunisia gets a timely lesson in banishing bullies
Opera - Published on: May 17, 2012
As an opera of the heart, WNO's ''Werther'' delivers the passion, however overblown
Opera - Published on: May 4, 2012
However you come to it, WNO's biblical and period-political Nabucco is a potent operatic experience
Opera - Published on: Sept 15, 2011
WNO's 'Tosca' is everything a traditional production should be. In fact, it's everything any thoughtfully produced opera should be
Music - Published on: May 26, 2011
There is a little something for everyone in WNO's season-closing Don Pasquale, but no home run
Opera - Published on: May 12, 2011
Washington National Opera bids farewell to its leader Placido Domingo with a somber and beautiful Iphigénie
News - Published on: May 12, 2011
Local group offers event countering youth homelessness, which hits LGBT youth hardest
Opera - Published on: Sept 16, 2010
Despite some satisfactory performances, Un Ballo's stark design elements hinder rather than enhance
Opera - Published on: Apr 29, 2010
WNO's Figaro is sheer magic. It's like seeing the opera for the first time -- fresh, funny and sparkling with wit
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 25, 2010
With Master Class, Tyne Daly takes on a role of legendary, operatic proportions
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 25, 2010
Gay actors John Glover and Malcolm Gets star in Terrence McNally's The Lisbon Traviata at the Kennedy Center
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 25, 2010
Playwright Terrence McNally on growing up gay, his love for opera, and why he plans to get married in D.C.
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 11, 2010
Openly gay actor Nicholas Rodriguez ushers Washington into spring with a starring role in Arena's Light in the Piazza'
Opera - Published on: Sept 17, 2009
Even if you first heard it from Bugs, Rossini's The Barber of Seville shows there's plenty of spirited fun to be had in opera
Opera - Published on: Mar 26, 2009
WNO offers unsurpassed excellence with the brooding 'Peter Grimes'
Stage - Published on: Dec 25, 2008
'Legally Blonde' provides a little much needed pink fluff for the holiday season
Opera - Published on: Nov 6, 2008
Though sung beautifully by soprano Renee Fleming, WNO's production of 'Lucrezia Borgia' fails to fully satisfy
Opera - Published on: Sept 25, 2008
Wildly colorful, full of dance and bare midriffs, Bizet's beautifully melodic opera is gasp-worthy and swoon-worthy
Stage - Published on: Aug 7, 2008
Two extremely skilled singers furnish Metro Stage's 'ROOMS,' while 'Jerry Springer' twists opera into a shocking, alarming knot
Stage - Published on: July 24, 2008
Bobby Smith is Satan in 'Jerry Springer: The Opera' at Studio Theatre
Opera - Published on: May 15, 2008
Helmed by a strong cast, Richard Strauss' 99-year-old opera, 'Elektra,' is an ode to the murderous slice and dice
Opera - Published on: May 8, 2008
Placido Domingo is joined by countertenor David Daniels in a sterling production of a rarely-performed work by Handel
Opera - Published on: Apr 10, 2008
The Washington National Opera's 'Rigoletto' has everything in place to deliver fuel-injected poignancy but for one subtle element
Opera - Published on: Mar 20, 2008
Although wonderfully sung by the core ensemble, Washington Opera's 'The Flying Dutchman' feels a little under-rehearsed
Opera - Published on: Nov 8, 2007
The WNO presents two stories of men controlled to the point of ruin by their passions, and both are stellar
Opera - Published on: Nov 1, 2007
'Don Giovanni' at Washington National Opera
Stage - Published on: June 28, 2007
Andrew Lloyd Webber's longest-running hit is riddled with despoiled emulations and cheap mockeries of classic opera
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 26, 2007
Patricia Racette is out, proud and operatic
Music - Published on: Sept 25, 2003
New music from Kevin Aviance, Becky Baeling, Sarah Brightman