2014 2015 Calendar of Events

September

September 18 @ 6:30pm
Young Professionals event
Discussion with Maestro Antony Walker on the role of
artistic director and conductor
Private home
For information call 202.364.5826

September 21 @ 10:00am
WCO 2014-15 Subscriber event (one must be a 2014-15 subscriber to attend)
Coffee, pastries and season overview Maestro Antony Walker
2437 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC
Call 202.364.5826 with special needs access

September 26 @ 7:00pm
Dress rehearsal for I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Lisner Auditorium
Donor event.  Tickets are required. 

September 28 Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi
5:00pm:  Pre-performance lecture free for all ticket holders
6:00pm:  Performance
9:00pm:  Cast party
For tickets and information call 202.364.5826

October

October 16 at 7:30pm
The Goethe Institute
812 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC
James Holman - “Strauss was from Venus; Wagner from Mars.”
On the occasion of Richard Strauss’s 150th birthday, Mr. Holman will explore the German world of music after Wagner, the impact of Wagnerism on Strauss, and Strauss’s first opera, his “Wagner” opera, Guntram
A co-presentation with The Wagner Society of Washington, DC and The Goethe Institute

October 19 at 11:30am
WCO and Jan and Elizabeth Lodal invited you to join Artistic Director, Antony Walker and the Board of WCO for an autumn brunch followed by a performance of Romantic Strauss arias & duets performed by rising young singers from the DC area.
The home and Jan and Elizabeth Lodal
6026 Chesterbrook Road
McLean, VA 22101
Click here to purchase tickets.

February

February 5 at 7:30pm
The Goethe Institute
812 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC
Antony Walker and James Holman in discussion on Richard Strauss
A co-presentation with The Wagner Society of Washington, DC and The Goethe Institute

February 27 @ 1:00pm
Dress rehearsal for Guntram
Lisner Auditorium
Donor event.  Tickets are required. 

March

March 1 Strauss’  Guntram
5:00pm:  Pre-performance lecture free for all ticket holders
6:00pm:  Performance
9:00pm:  Cast party.
For tickets and information call 202.364.5826

Current Season

Current Season

Washington Concert Opera’s 2014-2015 season invites you to rediscover love.

 

I Capuleti e i Montecchi

Vincenzo Bellini
September 28, 2014 6:00 pm

This ageless tale of star-crossed lovers in 13th-century Verona is retold in elegant and virtuosic bel canto style and offers some of Bellini’s most beautiful melodies. Based on Shakespear’s “Romeo and Juliet,” this is “an opera of dramatic appeal” (New York Times) and features the enormous talents of stunning coloratura soprano Olga Peretyatko as Giulietta and mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Romeo. Tenor David Portillo sings the role of Tebaldo.

Guntram

Richard Strauss
March 1, 2015 6:00 pm

Fans of Richard Strauss will delight in this fine composer’s first opera, which shows strong influence of Richard Wagner. Guntram follows in the footsteps of Strauss’ extremely evocative tone poems and foreshadows many of Strauss’ later works including Arabella, Daphne and Die Frau ohne Schatten. Celebrated soprano Marjorie Owens sings Freihild and Tom Fox joins her as the Duke. This presentation will be a first for WCO and the second presentation ever offered in the United States.