Thursday, December 1, 2016

December calendar


Classical performances in and around Richmond, with selected events elsewhere in Virginia and the Washington area. Program information, provided by presenters, is updated as details become available. Adult single-ticket prices are listed; senior, student/youth, group and other discounts may be offered.

* In the spirit of the season . . . It’s all good.


Dec. 2 (7:30 p.m.)
Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Arts Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony
Erin Freeman conducting
Handel: “Messiah”
Youngmi Kim, soprano
Jessica Renfro, mezzo-soprano
Marco Panuccio, tenor
Michael Dean, bass-baritone
Richmond Symphony Chorus
$25-$50
(800) 514-3849 (ETIX)
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

Dec. 2 (8 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Dec. 10 (8 p.m.)
First Presbyterian Church, 500 Park St., Charlottesville
Virginia Glee Club
Frank Albinder directing
The Virginia Gentlemen (Dec. 2)
holiday program TBA
$15
(434) 924-3376
http://music.virginia.edu/events

Dec. 2 (7:30 p.m.)
Salem Civic Center, 1001 Roanoke Boulevard
Dec. 3 (4 p.m.)
Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
Roanoke Symphony
David Stewart Wiley conducting
Joy Lynn Jacobs, soprano
Roanoke Symphony Chorus
Roanoke Valley Children’s Choir
holiday pops program TBA
$32-$75
(540) 343-9127
http://rso.com

Dec. 3 (8 p.m.)
Dec. 4 (3 p.m.)
Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Arts Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony Pops
Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting
Sarah Kate Watson, soprano
Richmond Symphony Chorus
City Singers Youth Choirs
“Let It Snow!”
holiday music TBA
$25-$50
(800) 514-3849 (ETIX)
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

Dec. 3 (8 p.m.)
Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville
Ash Lawn Opera:
Jay Hunter Morris, tenor & guitar
opera arias, jazz and country songs TBA
question-and-answer session follows concert
$29-$44
(434) 979-1333
http://www.theparamount.net

Dec. 3 (8 p.m.)
Dec. 4 (3:30 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia
Michael Slon conducting
University Singers
Daniel Sender, violin
Stephanie Nakasian, vocals
“Family Holiday Concerts”
works TBA by Handel, Vivaldi, Leroy Anderson, others
$10-$45
(434) 924-3376
http://music.virginia.edu/events

Dec. 3 (8 p.m.)
Dec. 4 (2 p.m.)
Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax
Virginia Opera
John Baril conducting
Rossini: “The Barber of Seville”
Will Liverman (Figaro)
Megan Marino (Rosina)
Andrew Owens (Count Almaviva)
Matthew Burns (Dr. Bartolo)
Christopher Job (Basilio)
Christine Suits (Berta)
André Chiang (Fiorello)
Michael Shell, stage director
in Italian, English captions
$54-$110
(888) 945-2468 (Tickets.com)
http://www.vaopera.org

Dec. 3 (7:30 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Edward Polochick conducting & harpsichord
Handel: “Messiah”
Jennifer O’Loughlin, soprano
Diana Moore, mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Luca Pisaroni, bass-baritone
Concert Artists of Baltimore Symphonic Chorale
$35-$99
(877) 276-1444 (Baltimore Symphony box office)
http://www.strathmore.org

Dec. 4 (4 p.m.)
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Road, Richmond
Richmond Choral Society
Markus Compton directing
Christopher Martin, organ
Keith Tan, piano
instrumental ensemble
“Christmas with the Richmond Choral Society”
program TBA
$15 in advance, $18 at door
(804) 353-9582
http://www.richmondchoralsociety.org

Dec. 4 (5 and 8 p.m.)
Cannon Memorial Chapel, University of Richmond
UR Schola Cantorum & Women’s Chorale
Jeffrey Riehl & David Pedersen directing
Festival of Lessons and Carols
prelude with City Singers Youth Choirs
free
(804) 289-8980
http://modlin.richmond.edu

Dec. 4 (7 p.m.)
Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Arts Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program:
Youth Concert Orchestra
Christopher Moseley conducting
Camerata Strings
Rebecca Jilcott conducting
String Sinfonietta
Christie-Jo Adams conducting
works TBA by Sibelius, Brahms, Mozart, others
free
(804) 788-4717
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

Dec. 4 (7:30 p.m.)
Dec. 11 (7:30 p.m.)
Walnut Hills Baptist Church, 1014 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg
Cantori Choral Ensemble
Agnes French directing
Franz Biebl: “Ave Maria”
John Rutter: Magnificat
donation requested
(757) 220-5900
http://www.whbconline.org

Dec. 5 (7 p.m.)
James Center Atrium, Richmond
Richmond Philharmonic
Peter Wilson conducting
holiday pops program TBA
free
(804) 673-7400
http://www.richmondphilharmonic.org

Dec. 6 (7:30 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Park Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
Choral Arts Society
The Women’s Choir
program TBA
$10
(804) 828-6776
http://arts.vcu.edu/music

Dec. 6 (8 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
“Messiah,” sing-in
community singers & instrumentalists
Donald Loach directing
scores provided
$10
(434) 924-3376
http://music.virginia.edu/events

Dec. 6 (8 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas Hersh conducting
Step Afrika! Dancers
“A Swinging Nutcracker à la Ellington”
Tchaikovsky: “The Nutcracker,” arranged by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn & Paul Murtha
$22.50-$60
(877) 276-1444 (Baltimore Symphony box office)
http://www.strathmore.org

Dec. 7 (7:30 p.m.)
Family Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington
Fortas Chamber Music Concerts:
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
Ellen Taafe Zwilich: “Pas de Trios”
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 66
Schubert: Piano Trio in E flat major, D. 929
$59
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

Dec. 8 (8 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Park Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
VCU Symphony
Daniel Myssyk conducting
The Commonwealth Singers
Erin Freeman directing
Copland: “An Outdoor Overture”
Bizet: “Carmen” Suite No. 2
Poulenc: Gloria
$10
(804) 828-6776
http://arts.vcu.edu/music

Dec. 9 (7 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Park Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
VCU faculty and student musicians TBA
Holiday Gala
program TBA
$10; proceeds benefit The Doorway
(804) 828-6776
http://arts.vcu.edu/music

Dec. 9 (7 p.m.)
Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter, Monument Avenue at Staples Mill Road, Richmond
Dec. 10 (7:30 p.m.)
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Road. Richmond
James River Singers
David Pedersen directing
Greater Richmond Children’s Choir
Hope Armstrong Erb directing
“An International Christmas”
Giovanni Gabrieli: “Hodie Christus Natus est”
Cecilia McDowell: “A Winter's Night Christmas Cantata”
Christopher Aspaas: “ ’Twas in the Moon of Wintertime”
Ben Allaway: “Tres Villancicos”
other works TBA
$15
(757) 814-5446
http://thejamesriversingers.org

Dec. 9 (8 p.m.)
Ferguson Arts Center, Christopher Newport University, Newport News
Dec. 10 (8 p.m.)
Chrysler Hall, 215 St. Paul’s Boulevard, Norfolk
Dec. 11 (7 p.m.)
Sandler Arts Center, 201 S. Market St., Virginia Beach
Virginia Symphony
JoAnn Falletta conducting
Virginia Symphony Chorus
holiday pops program TBA
$25-$110
(757) 892-6366
http://www.virginiasymphony.org

Dec. 9 (7:30 p.m.)
Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
Blacksburg Master Chorale
“Christmas Classics”
program TBA
$25
(540) 231-5300
http://www.artscenter.vt.edu

Dec. 9 (8 p.m.)
Dec. 10 (2 and 8 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra Pops
Steven Reineke conducting
Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana, vocals
“A Holiday Pops!”
program TBA
$24-$99
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

Dec. 10 (7 p.m.)
Virginia Center Commons, 10101 Brook Road (U.S. 1 north), Glen Allen
Dec. 11 (3 p.m.)
Hershey Arts Center, Collegiate School, 103 N. Mooreland Road, Richmond
Central Virginia Wind Symphony
Mike Goldberg directing
Al Chez, trumpet (Dec. 11)
holiday program TBA
free
(804) 342-8797
http://www.thewindsymphony.com

Dec. 10 (7:30 p.m.)
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Laurel Street at Floyd Avenue, Richmond
Cathedral choirs & musicians
Daniel B. Sañez directing
Festival of Lessons and Carols
donations benefit The Renewal Projects
(804) 359-5651
http://www.richmondcathedral.org

Dec. 10 (8 p.m.)
Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax
American Festival Pops Orchestra
Anthony Maiello conducting
“Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season”
program TBA
$33-$55
(888) 945-2468 (Tickets.com)
http://cfa.gmu.edu/calendar

Dec. 11 (4 p.m.)
Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 W. Huguenot Road, Richmond
Second Sunday South of the James:
“Messiah” sing-along
Anne Carr Regan directing
soloists TBA
scores provided
rehearsal, 1 p.m. Dec. 10
donation requested
(804) 272-7514
http://bonairpc.org

Dec. 11 (7:30 p.m.)
Wilton House Museum, 215 S. Wilton Road, Richmond
Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia:
Mary Boodell, traverso flute
Adam Cockerham, lute
Minna Pensola & Antti Tikkanen, violins
Carsten Schmidt, harpsichord
“Baroque at Wilton”
program TBA
$35 (sold out; waiting list)
(804) 304-6312
http://cmscva.org

Dec. 11 (2 p.m.)
Dec. 17 (4 p.m.)
Dec. 20 (7 p.m.)
Dec. 21 (7 p.m.)
Dec. 22 (7 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
The Washington Chorus
Julian Wachner directing
“A Candlelight Christmas”
program TBA
$18-$72
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

Dec. 13 (7:30 p.m.)
Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter, Monument Avenue at Staples Mill Road, Richmond
Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia:
Fiona Hughes, Minna Pensola & Antti Tikkanen, violins
Kyle Miller, viola
James Wilson, cello
Millie Martin, double-bass
Mary Boodell, traverso flute
Adam Cockerham, lute
Carsten Schmidt, harpsichord
Vivaldi: “The Four Seasons”
other Italian baroque works TBA
$25
(804) 304-6312
http://cmscva.org

Dec. 13 (7:30 p.m.)
Shaftman Performance Hall, Jefferson Center, 541 Luck Ave. SW, Roanoke
Roanoke Symphony
David Stewart Wiley conducting
Handel: “Messiah”
Amy Cofield Williamson, soprano
Tara Bouknight, alto
John Hugo, tenor
Philip Bouknight, bass
Roanoke Symphony Chorus
$29-$52
(540) 343-9127
http://rso.com

Dec. 14 (7 p.m.)
Chesapeake Conference Center, 700 Conference Center Drive
Virginia Symphony Brass
“Holiday Brass”
program TBA
free
(757) 892-6366
http://www.virginiasymphony.org

Dec. 15 (8 p.m.)
Phi Beta Kappa Hall, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg
Virginia Symphony Brass
“Holiday Brass”
program TBA
$25-$65
(757) 892-6366
http://www.virginiasymphony.org

Dec. 15 (7 p.m.)
Dec. 16 (8 p.m.)
Dec. 17 (8 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Lawrence Cummings conducting
Handel: “Messiah”
soloists TBA
University of Maryland Concert Choir
$15-$89
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

Dec. 16 (7:30 p.m.)
Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter, Monument Avenue at Staples Mill Road, Richmond
Dec. 18 (3 p.m.)
Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 Henry St., Ashland
Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale
Ryan Tibbetts directing
Daniel Stipe, organ
instrumental ensemble
“Sing We Joyous All Together”
Kristina Vasiliauskaite: Magnificat
John Gardner: “My Dancing Day”
Bob Chilcott: “The Shepherds’ Song”
Vaughan Williams: “Wassail Song”
carol sing-along
$10 in advance, $15 at door
(800) 838-3006
http://www.cvamc.org

Dec. 16 (8 p.m.)
First Baptist Church, 12716 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News
Dec. 17 (8 p.m.)
Harrison Opera House, 160 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk
Virginia Symphony
Robert Shoup conducting
Handel: “Messiah”
soloists TBA
Virginia Symphony Chorus
$25-$110
(757) 892-6366
http://www.virginiasymphony.org

Dec. 17 (2:30 and 7:30 p.m.)
Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville
Oratorio Society of Central Virginia & orchestra
Michael Slon conducting
Handel: “Messiah” (Part 1 & “Hallelujah” Chorus)
Arianna Zukerman, soprano
Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano
Jordan Davidson, tenor
David Newman, baritone
Burley Middle School Bearettes Young Women’s Chorus (2:30)
Waynesboro High School Concert Choir (7:30)
$25-$49
(434) 979-1333
http://www.theparamount.net

Dec. 17 (8 p.m.)
Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax
Canadian Brass
“A Canadian Brass Christmas”
program TBA
$36-$60
(888) 945-2468 (Tickets.com)
http://cfa.gmu.edu/calendar

Dec. 17 (1 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
Choral Arts Society of Washington & orchestra
Scott Tucker conducting
“A Family Christmas”
program TBA
$20-$45
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

Dec. 17 (8 p.m.)
Dec. 18 (3 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
National Philharmonic
Stan Engebretson conducting
Handel: “Messiah”
Danielle Talamantes, soprano
Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano
Matthew Smith, tenor
Christòpheren Nomura, baritone
National Philharmonic Chorale
$34-$88
(301) 581-5100
http://www.strathmore.org

Dec. 18 (4 p.m.)
Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax
Vienna Boys Choir
“Christmas in Vienna”
program TBA
$33-$55
(888) 945-2468 (Tickets.com)
http://cfa.gmu.edu/calendar

Dec. 18 (7 p.m.)
Dec. 19 (7 p.m.)
Dec. 24 (1 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
Choral Arts Society of Washington
Scott Tucker directing
Ralph Alan Herndon, vocalist
“A Choral Arts Christmas”
program TBA
$15-$69
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

Dec. 19 (7:30 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
The Washington Chorus
Julian Wachner directing
“A Candlelight Christmas”
program TBA
$18-$72
(301) 581-5100
http://www.strathmore.org

Monday, November 28, 2016

Letter V Classical Radio this week


Ludwig van Beethoven and his circle: Beethoven’s music heard alongside compositions by his two principal teachers in Vienna, Antonio Salieri and Joseph Haydn; a royal friend, patron and fellow musician, Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia (to whom Beethoven dedicated his Third Piano Concerto); and Beethoven’s students and amanuenses, Carl Czerny, who wrote a great deal besides those technical exercises that have tortured generations of piano students, and Ferdinand Ries, whose Fifth Symphony bears a striking resemblance to you-know-whose.

Nov. 30
10 a.m.-1 p.m. EST
1500-1800 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM
http://www.wdce.org

Beethoven: “Egmont” Overture
Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig/Riccardo Chailly
(Decca)

Antonio Salieri:
Sinfonia in D major
(“La Veneziana”)
London Mozart Players/
Matthias Bamert
(Chandos)

Haydn: Sonata in
E flat major, Hob. XVI:52
Constance Keene, piano
(Protone)

Past Masters:
Beethoven: Sonata in D major, Op. 10, No. 3
Wilhelm Backhaus, piano
(recorded 1953)
(Decca)

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor
Fazil Say, piano
Frankfurt Radio
Symphony Orchestra/
Gianandrea Noseda
(Naïve)

Louis Ferdinand,
Prince of Prussia:
Piano Trio
in E flat major, Op. 10
Göbel Trio
(Thorofon)

Beethoven: “Variations
on ‘La ci darem la mano’
from Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni,’ ” WoO 28
Heinz Holliger & Hans Elhorst, oboes
Maurice Bourgue, English horn
(Deutsche Grammophon)

Carl Czerny: “Fantasia brilliante on Themes of Mozart,” Op. 493
Cyprien Katsaris, piano
(Sony Classical)

Beethoven:
“King Stephen” Overture
Tonhalle Orchestra, Zürich/
David Zinman
(Arte Nova)

Ferdinand Ries: Symphony No. 5 in D minor
Zürich Chamber Orchestra/Howard Griffiths
(cpo)

Monday, November 21, 2016

Letter V Classical Radio this week


Home for Thanksgiving – literally: a sampler of works by composers with Richmond roots. If you hadn’t thought of our town as especially fertile ground for composition, this program may make you think again.

Nov. 23
10 a.m.-1 p.m. EST
1500-1800 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM
http://www.wdce.org

Mason Bates: “The B-Sides”
Mason Bates, electronica
San Francisco
Symphony Orchestra/
Michael Tilson Thomas
(SFS Media)

Dika Newlin: Piano Trio, Op. 2
London Czech Trio
(New World)

Zachary Wadsworth:
“The Far West” –
I: “October”
XI: “Heaven”
Lawrence Wiliford, tenor
Luminous Voices
& orchestra/
Timothy Shantz
(Bridge)

Benjamin Broening: “Arioso/Doubles”
Michael J. Maccaferri,
bass clarinet
Benjamin Broening, electronica
(Bridge)
  
Past Masters:
Mary Howe: Suite for string quartet and piano
Chamber Arts Society
of the Catholic University
of America
(recorded 1951)
(CRI)

Allan Blank: Clarinet Concerto
David Niethamer, clarinet
Silesian Philharmonic/
Jerzy Swoboda
(MMC)

Ben Johnston:
String Quartet No. 4
(“Amazing Grace”)
Kronos Quartet
(Nonesuch)

John Powell:
Symphony in A major
(“Virginia”)
Virginia Symphony/
JoAnn Falletta
(Albany)

Friday, November 18, 2016

'Unsilent Night' in Virginia


“Unsilent Night,” a participatory outdoor music-making event that has become a contemporary Christmas-season tradition, will return to Winchester on Nov. 28, Richmond on Dec. 2 and Norfolk on Dec. 7.

Devised by composer Phil Kline 25 years ago and introduced in New York’s Greenwich Village, “Unsilent Night” invites celebrants to bring boom boxes – or, more recently, portable electronic devices – to load one of four electronic music tracks created by Kline, which they play simultaneously while walking along city streets. The combination of sounds creates what is described as a “mobile sound sculpture.”

Kline prepared 45 minutes of music (the duration of one side of a cassette tape) for use on the first “Unsilent Night,” and the walks are planned to last that long.

The Virginia cities are among more than two dozen (and counting) to stage an “Unsilent Night” this year.

The events are free and open to all ages.

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Participants in the Richmond event, organized by Classical Revolution RVA, will gather at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Gallery 5, 200 W. Marshall St., and at 7 p.m. will begin walking through the downtown area of the First Fridays Art Walk.

For more information, visit:
http://richmond.unsilentnight.com/

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The Winchester event, staged in conjunction with the city’s annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting, is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at Old Town Winchester Walking Mall.

For more information, visit:
http://winchester.unsilentnight.com/

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In Norfolk, “Unsilent Night” participants will gather at 5 p.m. Dec. 7 at The Plot, 776 Granby St., for a walk, beginning at 5:45 p.m., through downtown Norfolk, the NEON district and the Freemason neighborhood.

For more information, visit:
http://norfolk.unsilentnight.com/

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Mose Allison (1927-2016)


Mose Allison, the jazz pianist and songwriter, has died at 89. Allison was known for a deeply blues-inflected musical style, informed by his upbringing in the rural Delta region of Mississippi, and for writing unusually literate, often mordantly witty song lyrics.

Many of his songs have been taken up by other artists, from cabaret and jazz to pop and rock. They are overdue for discovery by art-song recitalists.

An obituary by Nate Chinen for The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/16/arts/music/mose-allison-a-font-of-jazz-and-blues-dies-at-89.html

Monday, November 14, 2016

Letter V Classical Radio this week

Nov. 16
10 a.m.-1 p.m. EST
1500-1800 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM
http://www.wdce.org

Past Masters:
Beethoven: “Coriolan” Overture
Columbia Symphony Orchestra/
Bruno Walter
(recorded 1959)
(Sony Classical)

Peteris Vasks:
Cello Concerto No. 2
(“Presence”)
Sol Gabetta, cello
Amsterdam Sinfonietta/
Candida Thompson
(Sony Classical)

J.S. Bach: Capriccio
in B flat major, BWV 992
(“On the Departure
of a Dear Brother”)
Leon Fleisher, piano
(Vanguard)

Schubert: Impromptu
in A flat major, D. 899, No. 4
Krystian Zimerman, piano
(Deutsche Grammophon)

Brahms: Symphony No. 4
in E minor
Konzerthaus Orchestra, Berlin/
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(Orfeo)

Hindemith: Sonata
in F major, Op. 11, No. 4
Kim Kashkashian, viola
Robert Levin, piano
(ECM)

Vaughan Williams:
“Dona nobis pacem”
Yvonne Kenny, soprano
Bryn Terfel, baritone
London Symphony Chorus
St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir
London Symphony Orchestra/Richard Hickox
(EMI Classics)

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The Duchess of DC


US Supreme Court Justice (and longtime opera maven) Ruth Bader Ginsburg portrayed the Duchess of Krakenthorp – for one night only – in the Washington National Opera production of Donizetti’s “The Daughter of the Regiment.” Ginsburg brought down the house, and, according to The Washington Post’s Anne Midgette, earned the cheers:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/ginsburg-opera-debut-brings-relevance-to-wno/2016/11/13/434b26a2-a84f-11e6-9bd6-184ab22d218e_story.html