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John DeMain; Tazewell Thompson; Washington National Opera; Donald Eastman; Jessica Jahn; Kenneth Kellogg; Lester Lynch
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Seattle Opera's Porgy and Bess is a vocal and dramatic stunner

Angel Blue (Bess) and Alfred Walker (Porgy) © Philip Newton
Seattle Opera's memorable Porgy and Bess excels with an exceptional cast who performed with utmost sympathy for their roles.
****1
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Zambello’s Porgy and Bess at Glimmerglass

Musa Ngqungwana (Porgy) © Karli Cadel
Glimmerglass’ Porgy and Bess proves one more time that Gershwin’s opus remains America’s most important 20th-century opera.
****1
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Broadway meets Opera: Lost in the Stars

Eric Owens (Stephen Kumalo) and Wynn Harmon (James Jarvis) © Karli Cadel
Emotionally-engaged performance of Weill's Apartheid Opera. 
*****
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Zambello's Show Boat at the Washington National Opera

The arrival of Show Boat at the Washington National Opera this month, after stops in Chicago and Houston, has provoked a certain amount of consternation in operatic circles.
***11
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The Music Man at Glimmerglass: Fun, American style

Want to know what small-town America looks and feels like in the thick of summertime, circa 1940? The Glimmerglass Festival’s purest musical theater offering, The Music Man, is festive, frolicsome Americana, brimming with spectacular sets, clever staging, and a sensational ensemble showcasing Olympic-sized talent.
****1
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