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SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

January

18th-31st 
2022

Grounded
Workshop 

Workshop of Jeanine Tesori and George Brant's opera Grounded as part of a commission by the Washington National Opera and the Metropolitan Opera.

WASHINGTON, DC

The Kennedy Center

March

12th-26th
2022

Così fan tutte
Washington National Opera

Erina Yashima, Conductor

Alison Moritz, Director

WASHINGTON, DC

The Kennedy Center

May

14th-28th
2022

Carmen
Washington National Opera

 

Evan Register, Conductor

Francesca Zambello, Director

WASHINGTON, DC

The Kennedy Center

ABOUT

German baritone, Dennis Chmelensky, joins Washington National Opera as a member of the Cafritz Young Artist Program for the 2020-21 season.

 

Praised for his “strikingly individual timbre” (Philadelphia Magazine) and “his moving, rich baritone accompanied by real acting” (Phindie), Dennis recently performed the title role Don Giovanni in a Curtis/Opera Philadelphia co-production under the baton of Karina Canellakis, and later in Mexico City and León, Guanajuato.

 

In 2020, Dennis made his debut in Russia performing in the Opera for Peace — Leading Young Voices of the World Gala. Dennis is a 2018 Opera Awards career grant recipient. His debut album, DENNIS, was released in 2009 by Sony Music. 

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Chmelensky emerged as the evening’s unquestionable discovery. His superbly produced lyric baritone lifted the already stellar production to the musical stratosphere, while never sacrificing a connection to the text for mere tonal beauty."