"Mr. Scorca, of Opera America, put it well: "For me, hearing strict concert opera is like hearing the opera completely naked. It's just in front of you, skin and bones, for you to assess.' He cited...Bellini's 'Norma' he once heard from...Washington Concert Opera, in which the beauty and brilliance of well-loved music being was revealed afresh by being done utterly without accoutrement."
Read all the glowing recent reviews for our 14-15 artists! Olga Peretyatko starred in the Met's I Puritani, Kate Lindsey shone in Seattle Opera's Tales of Hoffmann, and Mr. Beruan impressed in Caramoor's Rigoletto.
Click HERE to listen to classical WETA weekday morning host David Ginder speak with WCO's Artistic Director, Antony Walker, about encouraging young singers in Wolf Trap's Giulio Cesare, the special challenges of Baroque opera, and the difficulty of countertenors singing roles that were written for castrati.