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Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques capital in Couperin celebration at Library of Congress – Oct 19, 2018

François Couperin is one of the oft-forgotten giants of music history. …

October 21 – Oct 17, 2018

Washington National Opera
Verdi: La Traviata
Venera Gimadieva, Joshua Guerrero, Lucas …

Chen provides the sparks in safety-first program from Eschenbach, NSO – Oct 11, 2018

Christoph Eschenbach has been music director emeritus of the National Symphony …

Rising tenor Chang impresses in WNO’s second-cast “Traviata” – Oct 08, 2018

A second viewing of an opera production deepens one’s understanding of …

An exciting new “Traviata” opens WNO season on high note – Oct 07, 2018

One could be forgiven for not remembering Washington National Opera’s last …

Storgårds brings Silvestrov discovery, revelatory Tchaikovsky to NSO – Oct 04, 2018

Emanuel Ax has enjoyed a sort of Indian summer in his …

Mezzo DeShong lights up Vocal Arts DC with rarely heard music – Sep 29, 2018

A decade ago a young singer named Elizabeth DeShong charmed audiences …

WNO names new principal conductor, extends Zambello contract – Sep 28, 2018

Washington National Opera has extended the contract of artistic director, Francesca …

Noseda, NSO find new, vibrant hues in familiar canvasses – Sep 27, 2018

As Gianandrea Noseda opened his second season with the National Symphony …

Political satire of UrbanArias’ “Last American Hammer” misses the mark – Sep 24, 2018

The small opera company UrbanArias takes risks, betting on unknown contemporary …