Critic’s Choice

Tue Feb 13, 2018 at 3:48 pm

Benjamin Britten

This weekend is shaping up to be an operatic one, with the week’s most attractive musical events happening in close succession. First, Virginia Opera stages Benjamin Britten’s delightful A Midsummer Night’s Dream, for the first time in the company’s history. Talented artistic director Adam Turner conducts a cast starring soprano Heather Buck as Tytania and countertenor Owen Willetts as Oberon. Michael Shell directs a production that promises to be colorful and surprising, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. cfa.calendar.gmu.edu; 703-993-8888

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Washington Concert Opera closes its season with a performance of Donizetti’s little-heard Maria di Rohan. Antony Walker conducts a cast featuring sister-sopranos Marina Costa-Jackson and Ginger Costa-Jackson, tenor Norman Reinhardt, and baritone Lester Lynch 6 p.m. Sunday at Lisner Auditorium. concertopera.org; 202-364-5826

 


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