Rich Massabny is a theatre, arts, & food critic in the nation's capital. He has been quoted in the Washington Post and Washington Times. One of the most visible cable television personalities in the Washington, D.C. area, his celebrity chefs on cooking shows, his weekly reviews and his hour long talk show, reach over 1,000,000 homes.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

METROPOLITAN OPERA simulcast of Richard Wagner’s “Tannhäusen”

     Last weekend the Metropolitan Opera of New York simulcast a beautiful production of Richard Wagner’s “Tannhäusen” with James Levine conducting the Met Orchestra. The simulcast took place at Potomac Yards Regal Theatres in Alexandria. Tannhausen (John Botha) has spent a year in the underground world of Venus, god of love (Michelle de Young) but yearns to return to the real world and his former love, Elizabeth (Eva-Maria Westbrooke). He does return, but complications arise and he is sent away to Rome for forgiveness. Particular nod of appreciation to costume designer Patricia Zipprodt and choreographer Norbert Vesak. The next simulcast from the Met is November 21 with Alban Berg’s “Lulu” with soprano in the title role. For more information and tickets, check the website at Tickets are very reasonable.

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