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

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WNO's Samson et Dalila shows how sweet love's poison can sound

J'Nai Bridges (Dalila) and Roberto Aronica (Samson) © Scott Suchman
Strong singing but a stellar orchestra and staging make for a riveting production at the Kennedy Center. 
****1
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A #metoo Don Giovanni at Washington National Opera

Ryan McKinny (Don Giovanni) © Scott Suchman
Lots of people talk about keeping opera relevant. WNO shows why this opera always has been.
****1
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Rollicking Mahler Fifth may have just put NSO on the global map

Gianandrea Noseda © Steve Sherman
Clarion details from start to finish result in a spectacular Mahler Fifth from Noseda and the National Symphony Orchestra
*****
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ABT’s Giselle shows that to forgive is divine

Hee Seo in Giselle © Gene Schiavone

A classic staging at the Kennedy Center turned resplendent in the second act.

****1
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Tetzlaff redefines clarity with the National Symphony Orchestra

Christian Tetzlaff © Giorgia Bertazzi

Christian Tetzlaff proves once again why audiences can’t get enough of his sound in a program of Dvořák and Schumann with Christoph Eschenbach at the helm.

****1
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Copland’s Third Symphony redeems Slatkin and the NSO

Leonard Slatkin © Cybelle Codish
After a humdrum reimagining of Paganini's 24th Caprice and an underwhelming Rachmaninov piano concerto, Slatkin triumphs with an august Copland 3.
**111
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