Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Theater, dance and other performing arts in the DC area and across America.

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Richard Strauss' infrequently heard “Conversation Piece for Music” is less an opera and more a furtively amusing debate on the merits of literature vs. music that's then set to music.

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Santa Fe Opera’s unusual setting for Gounod’s operatic take on Shakespeare’s romantic classic, "Romeo and Juliet," brings the Bard's star-crossed lovers across the sea in a surprisingly effective U.S. Civil War setting as the Capulets and Montagues morph into the North and South.

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Great singing, lush orchestral accompaniment put a spit-shine on Puccini’s original Spaghetti Western Opera. But what’s with this SFO production’s cramped sets? Patricia Racette stars in this interesting production.

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With a libretto by Gian-Carlo Menotti, Samuel Barber’s infrequently performed but highly regarded opera, "Vanessa," gets a well-deserved, near-perfect production in Santa Fe.

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Strangely dark and abstract Santa Fe Opera production of Mozart’s tragicomic masterpiece serves to highlight excellent singing, characterizations. Bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch stars in the title role.

Santa Fe Opera.

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Lively 2016 Santa Fe Opera season underway, featuring vintage Mozart, neglected Puccini, lushly Romantic Gounod and other operatic masterpieces.

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It was 60 events celebrating the superstars of opera, symphony, dance, theater, wine, food and art during a once in a lifetime events in the picturesque Napa Valley

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CATF’s premieres Susan Miller's big-hearted and extraordinarily wise drama that celebrates—and mourns—he Baby Boomers’ Last Hurrah.

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The world premiere of “The Wedding Gift,” Chisa Hutchinson’s weirdly funny parable on race relations attracts, repels, amuses and confuses.

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Allison Gregory’s (almost) one-woman play, "Not Medea," ups the ante on Euripides' controversial tragedy of a scorned wife and mother who hits her ex with a gruesome act of revenge.

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Donald Trump rallies on Immigration from the James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron, Ohio at 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 22, 2016