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Topic - Denyce Graves
The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington evokes memories of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his "I Have a Dream" speech heralding equal rights and opportunity for all.
A sultry summer thunderstorm rolled over Wolf Trap's Filene Center on Thursday evening, drenching the throng of lawn-seat ticket holders outside the auditorium. They, and the nearly full house inside, were there to catch a one-time-only concert performance of Georges Bizet's opera "Carmen," headlined by an even sultrier mezzo-soprano, Denyce Graves, the definitive Carmen of our time.
"I'm honored to be part of the event," Miss Graves told The Washington Times.
"I absolutely see myself in my students," she said. "I'm moved by their own stories and tenacity that ignites fires. It's a pleasure to prepare them for recitals and operas. I've learned so much from them and enjoy watching them develop."