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Opera Lafayette presents: George Frideric Handel's Radamisto

Tue, Feb 5, 2019, 7:30 PM

Opera Lafayette's winter program offers the first version of this Handel favorite, complete with dance. Radamisto is a drama about the taming of a powerful and ambitious king.

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The Metropolitan Opera National Council 2019 Middle Atlantic Region Final Auditions

Sun, Feb 10, 2019, 2:00 PM

Hear the opera stars of tomorrow perform in the Middle Atlantic Region Final Auditions, as they compete for the opportunity to move on to New York and consideration for The Met's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.

On Sale 2/1/2019


Guided Rehearsal: Eugene Onegin

Thu, Feb 28, 2019, 7:00 PM

Audience members get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a world-class opera production as it comes together through this unique open rehearsal experience.

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Guided Rehearsal: Faust

Fri, Mar 8, 2019, 7:00 PM

Audience members get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a world-class opera production as it comes together through this unique open rehearsal experience.

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Washington National Opera: Eugene Onegin

Mar 9 - Mar 29, 2019

—Time shifts desires—and one man will regret his choice—in Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece of unrequited love and missed opportunities, inspired by Pushkin’s novel. More than 30 years have passed since WNO last staged this dramatic tale of rejection and remorse, and now a visually stunning production marks its return.

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Washington National Opera: Faust

Mar 16 - Mar 30, 2019

A deal with the devil goes awry in Gounod’s captivating tragedy. The aging Faust makes a pact with Méphistophélès to exchange his soul for Earth's mortal pleasures. But along the seductive path to riches and power, Faust will realize his salvation is devastatingly bound to others.

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Renée Fleming VOICES: Jamie Barton

Sat, Mar 23, 2019, 7:30 PM

Noted for her “imperturbable steadiness of tone” (The Guardian), Grammy®-nominated mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton shares her radiant vocals, accompanied by pianist Kathleen Kelly.

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Where We Lost Our Shadows (part of DIRECT CURRENT)

Sun, Mar 31, 2019, 5:00 PM

The U.S. premiere of this video oratorio, by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Du Yun and Palestinian videographer Khaled Jarrar, documents the experience of refugees in Germany. This timely new work will be performed by vocalists Helga Davis and Ali Sethi, with Shayna Dunkelman on percussion and Joseph Young leading the Peabody Modern Orchestra. 

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Opera Lafayette presents  Alessandro Stradella's La Susanna

Apr 21 - Apr 22, 2019

Opera Lafayette closes their 24th season with a well-timed co-production of Stardella's La Susanna, with Heartbeat Opera.

On Sale 1/23/2019


Washington National Opera: Tosca

May 11 - May 25, 2019

Love gets political in Puccini’s striking drama set against 18th-century Rome. Passionate singer Tosca takes matters into her own hands when dreaded chief of police Scarpia hunts for her lover. But no one is guaranteed to get out alive.

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Washington National Opera: Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program: A Concert of Comic Masterpieces

Fri, May 24, 2019, 7:30 PM

The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program presents one lively night of comic chaos, featuring works from beloved operatic comedies.

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