Posts Tagged ‘Washington National Opera’

Arts Roundup: Femaphilia Edition

Plus: New tracks from Red Hare and Fellow Creatures.

Don’t Cry for Me, South Africa: Washington National Opera’s Lost in the Stars, Reviewed

When operas try their hands at musicals, the result is often a mixed bag.

Appomattox at Washington National Opera, Reviewed

Go see Appomattox—especially if you’re not an opera fan.

Arts Roundup: When The Screams Come Edition

Plus: Yale just released 6,000 photos of D.C. during the Great Depression.

I’m on a Boat: Washington National Opera’s The Flying Dutchman, Reviewed

Parallels to Wagner’s life: He once took a long boat trip and probably felt persecuted and sexually frustrated a lot.

Washington National Opera’s Dialogues of the Carmelites at the Kennedy Center, Reviewed

Who said it: Francis Poulenc or ISIS?

Anaconda 5, the Opera: Florencia in the Amazon, Reviewed

Less Gabriel García Márquez, more Ice Cube and J.Lo.

The Kennedy Center’s Michael Kaiser Steps Down to Do Less Managing, More Management Advising

Kaiser could be tone deaf at times, with "let them eat cake" moments and one alleged "go fuck yourself."

Arts Roundup: WNO-Face Edition

Christoph Eschenbach, the conductor of the Washington National Orchestra, signs on for another two years. [Post]
D.C. booker and ex-Gwar member Jim Thompson remembers Dave Brockie. [Bandwidth]
Listen to the new, extra-vibey Thievery Corporation album, Saudade. [NPR]
Bank of America donates a collection of photographs by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe—plus $1 million—to the Museum of African American History and Culture. [Post]
Baby Bry Bry talks [...]

Washington National Opera’s Elixir of Love at the Kennedy Center, Reviewed

Props to director Stephen Lawless for working a dick joke into his version of L’elisir d’amore. “His ego is large, I don’t know about the rest of him,” smirks Adina about her suitor Belcore, with a corresponding hand gesture that I guess was not in the original libretto (“È modesto il signorino!”: “The little gentleman [...]