Washington National Opera Show Boat Tickets

Washington National Opera Show Boat is an all new production and company premiere by Washington National Opera, featuring in music by Jerome Kern with lyrics and book by Oscar Hammerstein II. Based on Edna Ferber’s novel Show Boat, it has been co-produced with Houston Grand Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and the San Francisco Opera Association. This refreshing new production of Broadway’s original masterpiece brings us breathtaking choreography, memorable songs, along with an epic story all of which come together to create great entertainment as well as art.

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About Washington National Opera Show Boat

The show boat called Cotton Blossom, journey through the Mississippi with something in store at every bend, carrying a river boat performers’ troupe that includes Queenie, Joe, Julie, Magnolia and Ravenal. All these characters go cover a time span stretching across decades, as they live through escapades of love, show business and loss in a cultural landscape that is affected all the way by racial inequality. The performance includes legendary songs from its original production such as Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man, You Are Love, Bill, Ol’ Man River, and several more, which have all been played in the manner the composer intended; with robust chorus and a complete orchestra. This production has been conducted by John DeMain and created by Francesca Zambello. Washington National Opera Show Boat tickets are the dominant topic of town talk among theatre-goers this season.
The WNO which is now presenting the Washington National Opera Show Boat show, is a Washington-based opera company that received was designated as National Opera Company by the Congress in 2000. It now holds its performances at John F. Kennedy Center of Performing Arts, at the Opera House. Opera was established in the city after World War I, continuing to flourish for sometime until World War II and the Depression, after which it was present in the sixties in various opera outdoor venues. It was however, with the coming of Opera Society of Washington that the way was paved for a company to operate in Washington, particularly after Kennedy Center opened in 1971 and after moving there in 1979. Today the WNO plays from a diverse repertory and has contributed to the fostering of many young talents.
The inception of Washington National Opera Show Boat can be traced back to 1927 when Show Boat was performed as a two-act musical with Jerome Kern’s music. Its arrival on Broadway can today be looked at as a watershed moment in American musicals’ history since prior to it what existed were unrealistic and trivial operettas, silly musical comedies, and folly-type musical revues that formed the very definition of Broadway from the 1890s all the way through the early twentieth century. It marked a radical departure in storytelling of musicals, combining seriousness with spectacle. Through the year, the musical has been produced on West End, given several Broadway revivals and West End revivals, Lincoln Center revival, and even won a Tony and Olivier Awards in the categories of Best Revival. Only now, the WNO will be presenting it for the first time in form of an opera.
Washington National Opera Show Boat has been described by the Chicago Tribune as beautifully mounted and joyous entertainment that should continue to roll along for quite some time. interestingly, the audience have the option of arriving earlier at the venue to learn about the opera during the Opera Insights session, to gain insights about its creation, production, composition as well as the context and history of the opera show. on different performance days, different members of the creative team will be joining the audience from among production director David Foti, technical director Paul Taylor, music administrator Ken Weiss, artistic director Francesca Zambello, WNO executive director Michael Mael, conductor John DeMain, and director of artistic planning Andrea Jorgensen, among others. Don’t miss this new show that echoes an old story we all love; just grab some cheap Washington National Opera Show Boat tickets and be there to sing along, laugh and cry with Cotton Blossom and its troupe.

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