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Britten’s spooky ‘Turn of the Screw’ typifies Opera Baltimore’s creativity

This semi-staged concert opera presentation was a wonderful introduction to the phenomenal company's range of work.

‘Pirates of Penzance’ showcases Virginia Opera’s strengths and charm

The Gilbert and Sullivan opera enjoys delightful singing and comic timing.

A flat-out glorious ‘Requiem’ marks IN Series’ move past Mozart

The singing fills the space with a sound that penetrates the audience’s very being.

Electrifying ‘Elektra’ at Washington National Opera

A stunningly effective mixture of all the elements that make opera worth attending.

Washington National Opera stages a solid ‘Il trovatore’ with stellar design

If you are a fan of Verdi, or you enjoy a good tragic opera with plot twists, this one is for you.

Dysfunctional mythical families in Wagner’s ‘The Valkyrie’ at Virginia Opera

The production, though puzzling, is well-sung.

‘Nightsong of Orpheus’ from IN Series is a magnificent musical spectacle

A magical and hopeful evening of storytelling using traditions of Noh theater.

Annapolis Opera brings ‘La bohème’ to beautiful life

Emotionally stirring singing gives powerful richness to the lyrics and makes this classic a wonderful season opener.

Why we love ‘La bohéme’: A Q&A with Annapolis Opera’s...

The company's 50th anniversary season also includes 'Lost in the Stars and 'The Marriage of Figaro.'

How Baritone Javier Arrey prepared to play a pre-#MeToo cad

When first cast as the Count in Maryland Lyric Opera’s sparkling production of 'The Marriage of Figaro,' he thought the guy was evil.

Splendid ‘Messiah the Musical’ has a hope and a prayer for...

Exhilarating music, dance, orchestration, and fine acting make for a winning opera.

Maryland Lyric Opera’s ‘Don Carlo’ is musically impressive but complicated

The real passionate relationship in this production is carried by a bromance.

‘Parable of the Sower’ at Strathmore becomes a musical community ritual

Called a 'congregational opera' by its creators, Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon, the performance offered up a benediction of hope and faith.

WNO’s ‘Così fan tutte’ is a treat as tasty as a...

At Kennedy Center, Washington National Opera offers a delectable evening of lighter-than-air meringue fare.

Washington National Opera’s ‘Written in Stone’: opera as American as apple...

Four world premieres at Kennedy Center point to the future of the art form and tell stories that relate directly to the American experience.

‘Written in Stone,’ four monumental mini-operas, debuts at Kennedy Center

The new Washington National Opera work is provocative, sweeping, intriguing, and chockful of some of the best voices and creatives of the 21st century.

Maryland Lyric Opera in concert delivers a sublime ‘Turandot’

In Strathmore’s glowing wood auditorium with its stellar acoustics, each familiar tune was more glorious than the last.

IN Series’ free opera ‘Black Flute’ to premiere online Saturday

A bold, brazen, and Black engagement with Mozart’s 'Magic Flute' and by extension with the western canon of music.

‘…(Iphigenia)’ opera at Kennedy Center pushes musical boundaries

The creators have thrown away the rulebook. It’s not jazz exactly and certainly not classical contemporary.

IN Series reimagines ‘A Fairy Queen’ as an old-time radio program

In Artistic Director Timothy Nelson's knowledgeable hands, the device comes off not like a gimmick but as a doorway into discovery.