Washington National Opera performs “Aida,” the classic opera by Giuseppe Verdi, at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) Sept. 9-23.
The opera tells the story of Aida, an Ethiopian princess who is enslaved by the Egyptians. While in captivity, she falls for military hero, Radamès, who is also sought after by the king of Egypt’s daughter. Tamara Wilson and Leah Crocetto will rotate the title role. Ekaterina Semenchuk and Younghoon Lee are also in the cast. Lesbian opera legend Francesca Zambello directs.
There will be post-performance discussions with the artists on Sept. 10 and Sept. 17-18. Tickets range from $45-300.
For more information, visit kennedy-center.org.