Author Archive for Benjamin Preston

The National Symphony Orchestra with Pianist Yuja Wang, Reviewed

A 25-year-old prodigy pianist finding inspiration in a masterpiece written by a 20-year-old prodigy composer? Sure, that makes sense. But the connection between Yuja Wang, the renowned Chinese pianist, and Frédéric Chopin, who needs no introduction, seemed to go much deeper than that at the National Symphony Orchestra's performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 [...]

Last Chance: Washington National Opera’s Nabucco, Reviewed

Earlier this week, we reviewed the Washington National Opera's production of Werther. Also currently on stage is the opera's production of Nabucco, which has a pair of remaining performances.
Now in its third week on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage, the Washington National Opera's first ever production of Verdi's Nabucco has had some time to [...]