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WCO, WTO, Frank Martin, Le vin herbé, Terry Ponick

WCO, WTO present Frank Martin’s Le vin herbé at The Barns.

VIENNA, Virginia, February 15, 2019.  In their first-ever collaboration, the Washington Concert Opera (WCO) and the Wolf Trap Opera (WTO) combined forces at Wolf Trap’s Barns last weekend to present Swiss composer Frank Martin’s Le vin herbé. Rarely-heard in the US, and possibly performed for the first time in this area, this modernist gem of ...

Incoming: Performing arts Summer Season announcements

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2015 – With all the cold weather we’ve been experiencing in the D.C. Metro area lately, one could be forgiven for thinking that spring or even summer will never come. Fortunately, the seasons do arrive even if the weather does not. And the arrival of summer, in particular, means that music and ...

Haunting Met HD double bill to encore at theaters Wednesday

WASHINGTON, February 17, 2014 – In a most unusual pairing of most unusual one-act operas, “The Met in HD” simulcast its Valentine weekend double bill of Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta” and Bartók’s “Bluebeard’s Castle” on February 14 to movie theaters across the country and across the world. The performances will be rebroadcast at most of these theaters ...

WNO’s intriguing ‘Little Prince’: Really for the kids?

WASHINGTON, December 25, 2014 – The Washington National Opera’s still relatively new Christmas tradition—celebrating the holiday season annually with a children’s or family opera—may very well prove to be a durable one. Take, for example, the company’s production last weekend of Rachel Portman’s “The Little Prince” at the Kennedy Center. It ran with five performances ...