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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Washington, DC, United States

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January 2019
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WashingtonJuilliard String Quartet

© Claudio Papapietro
Haydn, Bartók, Beethoven
Juilliard String Quartet; Areta Zhulla; Ronald Copes; Roger Tapping

WashingtonNew York City Ballet New Works & New Productions

Bernstein, Chopin
Justin Peck; Jerome Robbins; New York City Ballet

WashingtonRenée Fleming sings Schubert

Schubert, Berio
National Symphony Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda; Renée Fleming

WashingtonIndonesian Embassy Balinese and Javanese gamelans and dancers

Ravel, Poulenc, Messiaen, Harrison
Netanel Draiblate; Benjamin Pasternack; Su Wan-Chi; Unknown

WashingtonTrifonov plays Beethoven's "Emperor"

Beethoven, Shostakovich
National Symphony Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda; Daniil Trifonov

WashingtonBrahms, Schumann & Liszt

Brahms, Schumann, Liszt
National Symphony Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda; Nicholas Angelich
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A smorgasbord of seasonal English music in Washington DC

The early music ensemble peppered its diverse program with the rollicking play A Christmas Messe. While not all arrangements worked well, expertise and emotion made for a pleasurably unique performance.
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Venera Gimadieva leads a moving Traviata in DC

Venera Gimadieva (Violetta) © Scott Suchman
A strong new Traviata from Washington National Opera with the welcome house debut of Venera Gimadieva as a fabulous Violetta.
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Musically resplendent Don Carlo in Washington

Leah Crocetto (Elisabetta) and Russell Thomas (Don Carlo) © Scott Suchman
The team of soloists, the chorus and the orchestra, under the baton of Philippe Auguin, powerfully conveyed the spectacular qualities of Verdi's Don Carlo.
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Graffiti meets Nefertiti: Aida in Washington DC

Triumphal Scene, Act 2 © Scott Suchman
Francesca Zambello’s engaging Aida opened the season at Washington National Opera, eventually getting into its stride. 
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Geeks and Gamines: Alice Sara Ott and the NSO at the Kennedy Center

© Jonas Becker
Mason Bates' homage to the Silicon Valley geeks; Alice Sara Ott takes over Tchaikovsky.
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Frontier / The Dream: Washington Ballet

Sarah Steele in Frontier © Theo Kossenas | media4artists
Space-Age Ballet Frontier premiered to honour JFK. 
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