- One ticket to The Essential Verdi
- When: Sunday, March 2, at 5 p.m.
- Where: Kennedy Center Concert Hall
- Door time: 4:15 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
* $35 for premium orchestra seating (up to $66 value) * $26 for prime orchestra or first tier center seating (up to $52 value) * $16 for rear parterre box seating (up to $34 value) * Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
The Essential Verdi
From the rollicking jollity of “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” to the flighty hop and sway of “La donna è mobile,” Giuseppe Verdi composed some of the world’s most enduring melodies. His legacy—and 200th birthday—is celebrated in The Essential Verdi, during which eight singers take the spotlight for an evening of Romantic favorites. The vocalists test the structural integrity of nearby glassware with popular operatic selections and choral works, including highlights from Aida, La Traviata, Rigoletto, Il Torvatore, and Nabucco.<p>
The Washington Chorus
When the Rolling Stones wanted a chorus to sing with them during their last gig on their “50 and Counting” tour, they knew who to call: The Washington Chorus. That unexpected melding of talent is a testament to the group’s stellar reputation—the Grammy-winning ensemble, lead by music director Julian Wachner, is noted for its ability to engage a wide range of audiences. And they’ve done just that for more than 50 seasons, delighting ears with a repertoire of classical masterpieces and modern compositions. Equally committed to enriching their community, the chorus performs free concerts throughout the greater D.C. area, sponsors a junior choir, and gently corrects anyone who misspells “requiem.”