Karren Alenier is a swing-dancing poet whose opera, Gertrude Stein Invents A Jump Early On, with composer William Banfield and New York City’s Encompass New Opera Theatre artistic director Nancy Rhodes premiered in New York City in June 2005. She writes a monthly column for scene4.com entitled "The Steiny Road to Operadom." Read about her forthcoming book on opera—The Steiny Road to Operadom: The Making of American Operas at alenier.blogspot.com.
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For Washington National Opera, director Francesca Zambello has developed an “American Ring” based on Richard Wagner’s Der Ring Des Nebelungen. In the 2006-2007 season, Die Walküre, the second opera in this suite of four, premiered with outstanding internationally known singers, ...
By Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Sant-George, Jean-Francois-Alfred Bayard.
Washington National Opera, Plácido Domingo, General Director
March 31-April 15, 2007
Sung in French with English supertitles
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La Clemenza Di Tito DVD
Libretto to La Clemenza di Tito in Italian and English By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Vocal scores. See more info...
La Clemenza Di Tito By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Choral/Vocal. Size ...
Lysistrata -Mark Adamo
Illustration from Lysistrata by Aubrey Beardsley Buy it at Art.com
Lysistrata or The Nude Goddess by Mark Adamo is opera buffa with a tremolo of serious drama. Commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera and Opera ...
The Metropolitan Opera commissioned and premiered an ambitious new opera, An American Tragedy, by composer Tobias Picker with a libretto by Gene Scheer. The two act opera is based on Theodore Dreiser’s best-selling novel that deals with the sordid side ...
Rinde Eckert, author of And God Created Great Whales, is back on stage with his new theater work entitled Horizon. Like Great Whales, Horizon addresses the big questions of life through radical storytelling. Horizon centers on a theologian named ...
The community at Catfish Row, including the cripple Porgy, sexpot Bess, thug Crown, and drug-dealer Sportin’ Life, spring to life in Washington National Opera’s new production of George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. The credit for this stunning success lies with ...
The music of Verdi's I Vespri Siciliani opens majestically and alternates in turn with playful and emotionally dark interludes. Coming after Rigoletto, Il Travatore, and La Traviata, Vespri, infrequently performed in the contemporary repertory, offers the work of the mature ...
Joan of Arc at the Coronation of Charles VII in Reims Cathedral
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The temptation to poke fun at Washington National Opera’s production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ...