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Faust ~ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright March 19, 2019

Under the direction of Garnett Bruce, Faust becomes idyllically condensed. You didn’t really expect the 21-hour, five-act version, did you? This one is three and a half hours with two 20-minute intermissions between acts. Premiering in 1859, Charles Gounod’s opera debuted in the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris. It derives […]

La Traviata ~ Washington National Opera ~ Kennedy Center

Jordan Wright October 19, 2018

Much excitement has been generated by the hiring of new General Director and leadership partner, Timothy O’Leary, to the Washington National Opera’s senior leadership. O’Leary served for ten years as General Director for Opera Theater of Saint Louis producing innovative programs that attracted a new audience of millennials to […]