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Washington National Cathedral: National Tribute to Veterans

Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC

The debt we owe our service men and women across the centuries is one we know we can never fully repay. At Washington National Cathedral, Veterans Day is an opportunity to celebrate those who returned home after service, and the families and caregivers who support them. They are extraordinary people with extraordinary stories.

Tonight, we celebrate the resilience and fortitude of our veterans community, giving thanks for their service and honoring their myriad achievement they have made to our community throughout their lives.

Free and open to the public, no RSVP required.

Washington National Opera: Mozart's 'The Magic Flute'

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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

Friends will become foes and enemies will become allies in Mozart’s final and beloved opera. A whimsical production designed by children’s author/illustrator Maurice Sendak, known for his rumpus-filled artistry, sets a playful landscape for this enchanting fairy tale. Rich with colorful characters, unforgettable vocal acrobatics, and evocative symbols and allegory, Tamino’s quest for love and truth is fantastical entertainment for all ages.

Opera Lafayette: Opera Starts With Oh- John Blow's 'Venus and Adonis'

Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC

Role of Cupid

Spend an afternoon with your children or grandchildren, niece or nephew and immerse yourselves in the arts of opera! We will unravel the many elements of opera, through play and immersive activities, à la Opera Lafayette. Led by New York-based teaching artist, Emma Jaster, our program Opera starts with Oh! is perfect for families with children aged five and up.

For our first atelier of the season, we explore the story of Venus and Adonis through dance and music. Cupids, graces, hunters and goddesses come alive in this opera about love, magic and storytelling. Come enjoy a free afternoon of artistic playtime and immerse yourselves in the art of all arts – opera!

Families with children 5+.

In Series & Innovātiō: Händel's 'Serse

Baltimore Theatre Project, 45 W Preston St, Baltimore, MD 21201, Baltimore, MD

Role of Romilda

George Frideric Handel composed Serse to revolutionize opera so that it would speak to the audiences of his time. In the same way, In Series takes this most vibrant of Handel’s works – complete with its famous “largo” Ombra Mai Fu – and transforms it to captivate our own contemporary audience. From the legends of ancient Persia and steeped in Sufi culture, the pains and pleasures of learning to love are experienced through the magic of this music and a new narration crafted from the poetry of Rumi, one of the most popular poets of all time. With The Tale of Serse, In Series announces the premiere of its own orchestra Innovātiō, to perform this magnetic and visionary score on period instruments under the direction of conductor and adapter Timothy Nelson.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles, poetry-narration in English. Special “Adventure Seating” available onstage.

In Series & Innovātiō: Händel's 'Serse'

Baltimore Theatre Project, 45 W Preston St, Baltimore, MD 21201, Baltimore, MD

Role of Romilda

George Frideric Handel composed Serse to revolutionize opera so that it would speak to the audiences of his time. In the same way, In Series takes this most vibrant of Handel’s works – complete with its famous “largo” Ombra Mai Fu – and transforms it to captivate our own contemporary audience. From the legends of ancient Persia and steeped in Sufi culture, the pains and pleasures of learning to love are experienced through the magic of this music and a new narration crafted from the poetry of Rumi, one of the most popular poets of all time. With The Tale of Serse, In Series announces the premiere of its own orchestra Innovātiō, to perform this magnetic and visionary score on period instruments under the direction of conductor and adapter Timothy Nelson.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles, poetry-narration in English. Special “Adventure Seating” available onstage.

In Series & Innovātiō: Händel's 'Serse'

Baltimore Theatre Project, 45 W Preston St, Baltimore, MD 21201, Baltimore, MD

Role of Romilda

George Frideric Handel composed Serse to revolutionize opera so that it would speak to the audiences of his time. In the same way, In Series takes this most vibrant of Handel’s works – complete with its famous “largo” Ombra Mai Fu – and transforms it to captivate our own contemporary audience. From the legends of ancient Persia and steeped in Sufi culture, the pains and pleasures of learning to love are experienced through the magic of this music and a new narration crafted from the poetry of Rumi, one of the most popular poets of all time. With The Tale of Serse, In Series announces the premiere of its own orchestra Innovātiō, to perform this magnetic and visionary score on period instruments under the direction of conductor and adapter Timothy Nelson.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles, poetry-narration in English. Special “Adventure Seating” available onstage.

In Series & Innovātiō: Händel's 'Serse'

Lang Theatre- Atlas Performing Arts Centre, 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC

Role of Romilda

George Frideric Handel composed Serse to revolutionize opera so that it would speak to the audiences of his time. In the same way, In Series takes this most vibrant of Handel’s works – complete with its famous “largo” Ombra Mai Fu – and transforms it to captivate our own contemporary audience. From the legends of ancient Persia and steeped in Sufi culture, the pains and pleasures of learning to love are experienced through the magic of this music and a new narration crafted from the poetry of Rumi, one of the most popular poets of all time. With The Tale of Serse, In Series announces the premiere of its own orchestra Innovātiō, to perform this magnetic and visionary score on period instruments under the direction of conductor and adapter Timothy Nelson.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles, poetry-narration in English. Special “Adventure Seating” available onstage.

In Series & Innovātiō: Händel's 'Serse'

Lang Theatre- Atlas Performing Arts Centre, 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC

Role of Romilda

George Frideric Handel composed Serse to revolutionize opera so that it would speak to the audiences of his time. In the same way, In Series takes this most vibrant of Handel’s works – complete with its famous “largo” Ombra Mai Fu – and transforms it to captivate our own contemporary audience. From the legends of ancient Persia and steeped in Sufi culture, the pains and pleasures of learning to love are experienced through the magic of this music and a new narration crafted from the poetry of Rumi, one of the most popular poets of all time. With The Tale of Serse, In Series announces the premiere of its own orchestra Innovātiō, to perform this magnetic and visionary score on period instruments under the direction of conductor and adapter Timothy Nelson.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles, poetry-narration in English. Special “Adventure Seating” available onstage.

In Series & Innovātiō: Händel's 'Serse'

Lang Theatre- Atlas Performing Arts Centre, 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC

Role of Romilda

George Frideric Handel composed Serse to revolutionize opera so that it would speak to the audiences of his time. In the same way, In Series takes this most vibrant of Handel’s works – complete with its famous “largo” Ombra Mai Fu – and transforms it to captivate our own contemporary audience. From the legends of ancient Persia and steeped in Sufi culture, the pains and pleasures of learning to love are experienced through the magic of this music and a new narration crafted from the poetry of Rumi, one of the most popular poets of all time. With The Tale of Serse, In Series announces the premiere of its own orchestra Innovātiō, to perform this magnetic and visionary score on period instruments under the direction of conductor and adapter Timothy Nelson.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles, poetry-narration in English. Special “Adventure Seating” available onstage.

There will be a post-show Artist/Audience Dialogue after this show

In Series & Innovātiō: Händel's 'Serse'

Lang Theatre- Atlas Performing Arts Centre, 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC

Role of Romilda

George Frideric Handel composed Serse to revolutionize opera so that it would speak to the audiences of his time. In the same way, In Series takes this most vibrant of Handel’s works – complete with its famous “largo” Ombra Mai Fu – and transforms it to captivate our own contemporary audience. From the legends of ancient Persia and steeped in Sufi culture, the pains and pleasures of learning to love are experienced through the magic of this music and a new narration crafted from the poetry of Rumi, one of the most popular poets of all time. With The Tale of Serse, In Series announces the premiere of its own orchestra Innovātiō, to perform this magnetic and visionary score on period instruments under the direction of conductor and adapter Timothy Nelson.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles, poetry-narration in English. Special “Adventure Seating” available onstage.

Linger after the show to meet and toast the stars of “The Tale of Serse.” Admission included in your opening night ticket!

In Series & Innovātiō: Händel's 'Serse' (Director's Salon)

TBD, Washington, DC

Role of Romilda

Engage with the directors and designers in discussion and Q&A, enjoy refreshments, and watch our stars perform. FREE EVENT! Reservations encouraged. More details soon.

Tuesday Concert Series: A French Cabaret

Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G Street NW, Washington, DC

Jaely Chamberlain, Soprano

Andrew Welch, Piano

Come join us for a recital program featuring song cycles by Debussy and Poulenc, and the Cabaret Songs of Benjamin Britten and Kurt Weill.

Admission to the Tuesday Concert Series is free, but a $10 free-will contribution is invited in support of the performers.

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church: Händel's 'Messiah'

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1020 Springvale Rd, Great Falls, VA

Soloist and Chorister

Come join St. Catherine's for Christmas liturgy and a chamber presentation of Händel's 'Messiah.' All choruses and solos sung by the parish's professional vocal octet.

Jaely Chamberlain, Soprano * Deborah Sternberg, Soprano * Natalia Kojanova, Mezzo-Soprano * Janice Carl, Mezzo-Soprano * Joseph Regan, Tenor * Oliver Mercer, Tenor * Will Meister, Bass * David Mann, Bass

Jerry Kavinski, Conductor

Washington Bach Consort: Christmas with the Consort

National Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC

Motets for the Advent and Christmas season including:

Johann Ludwig Bach Uns ist ein Kind geboren J.S. Bach – Komm, Jesu, Komm! BWV 229

This holiday season, join the Consort for a performance of seasonal motets, including J.S. Bach’s masterful work for double choir Komm, Jesu, Komm! This concert will display the virtuosity of the Consort’s acclaimed chorus as they perform motets by Bach and other Baroque masters of the form.

Washington National Cathedral: The Spirit of Apollo

Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC

Join the National Air and Space Museum in commemorating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8 with an evening at Washington National Cathedral.

The evening’s speakers, including Apollo 8 astronaut Jim Lovell and Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church Michael Curry, will celebrate that moment of unity and the spiritual meaning of exploration embodied by the first flight to the Moon. A dramatic choral performance will recreate the famous Christmas Eve Broadcast. Apollo 8 challenged our understanding of human limitations. Fifty years later, we come together to honor the Spirit of Apollo.

Washington National Cathedral: Händel's 'Messiah'

Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC

Bring your family for a shortened version of this iconic work. Tailored for a family experience, this performance focuses on the birth of Jesus and continues the story of his death and resurrection through selected arias and choruses ending with the famous Halleluiah Chorus .

Michael McCarthy, Conductor . Washington National Cathedral Choir . Washington National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra.

Music in McLean Concert Series: Händel's 'Messiah'

St. Luke's Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA

Soprano Soloist .

From WETA.org: Raise your voice in song and sing along to one of George Frideric Handel’s most famous works: Messiah, which features the instantly recognizable Hallelujah Chorus. Chamber orchestra, choir, and soloists are accompanied by the powerful Saint Luke Pipe Organ. This holiday tradition is one of Music in McLean's most beloved events!

Paul Skevington, Artistic Director .

Thomas Colohan, Conductor .

Saint Luke Festival Choir, Soloists, Orchestra

Washington National Opera: Verdi's 'La Traviata'

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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

Washington National Opera launches its 2018/19 season with a stunning new production of Verdi's everlasting story of love and sacrifice. From the famous 'brindisi' drinking song to the heartbreaking 'Addio del passato' aria, La Traviata captures Violetta's unforgettable plight and illuminates tensions of social class that still ring true today.

Renato Palumbo, Conductor

Francesca Zambello, Director

Washington Bach Consort: Handel & Bach- Sing a New Song

National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC

Bach: 'Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied,' BWV 190

Händel: 'Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day,' HWV 76

Bach: 'Magnificat,' BWV 243

Join the Consort as we celebrate the opening of our 41st season and welcome our new Artistic Director. Bach’s cantata for the New Year, Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, is a joyous outpouring of gratitude. Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day is Handel’s magnificent tribute to the patron saint of music set to text by John Dryden. Dryden’s unique vision of the creation story, centered on music, is one in which nature springs to life and is brought to order after hearing “the tuneful voice on high.” Bach’s joyful Magnificat is the concert finale. This iconic masterpiece features some of Bach’s most thrilling and tuneful music.