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Elizabeth Futral on Deck

The Washington National Opera naturally wants to increase the audience for opera in the nation's capital. To that end, its last couple seasons have featured a free simulcast of one of its productions via an immense screen on the National Mall. Large crowds have shown up, with better or worse results depending on the weather. This year, the company has just announced, it will slightly modify this program, by offering its free broadcast to crowds in Nationals Park, in imitation of a similar initiative at San Francisco Opera.
Take Me Out to the Opera (DCist, September 3)

Anne Midgette, 'La Traviata's' Double Play (Washington Post, September 4)

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