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Performer: Washington National Opera

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WashingtonLa Traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Renato Palumbo; Francesca Zambello; Washington National Opera; Peter J. Davison; Jess Goldstein; Venera Gimadieva; Jacqueline Echols

WashingtonSilent Night

Puts: Silent Night
Nicole Paiement; Tomer Zvulun; Washington National Opera; Erhard Rom; Victoria Tzykun; Raquel González; Hunter Enoch

WashingtonEugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Robert Treviño; Robert Carsen; Washington National Opera; Michael Levine; Anna Nechaeva; Lindsay Ammann; Alexey Dolgov

WashingtonFaust

Gounod: Faust
Keri-Lynn Wilson; Garnett Bruce; Washington National Opera; Earl Staley; Erin Wall; Benjamin Bernheim; Raymond Aceto

WashingtonTosca

Puccini: Tosca
Speranza Scappucci; Ethan McSweeny; Washington National Opera; Elena Rivkina; Keri Alkema; Latonia Moore; Riccardo Massi
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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.
****1
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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. 
****1
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Madama Butterfly an aesthetic treat at WNO

Ermonela Jaho (Cio-Cio San) and Brian Jagde (Pinkerton) © Scott Suchman
Kaneko's vivid designs grace this charming Butterfly. 
****1
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An unforgettable emotional experience

Kate Lindsey (Sister Helen Prejean) and Michael Mayes (Joseph De Rocher) © Scott Suchman for WNO
American composer Jake Heggie's early opera performed by Washington National Opera was one of those rare experiences of an opera full of raw power and wrenching emotion with superb performers that one is not likely to forget soon.
*****
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Opera in Jazz: Terence Blanchard's Champion

Arthur Woodley (Emile Griffith) © Scott Suchman for WNO
Washington National Opera continues its cycle of social justice operas.
***11
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