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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Planning for the last attack doesn't make Americans safer
Topic - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
For the first time since 1996, the Washington National Opera is bringing Jules Massenet's tragic opera, "Werther," to the Kennedy Center Opera House. The company's production stars the exciting tenor Francesco Meli as the opera's title character, a Romantic poet doomed by love.
"This is the opera Massenet loved the most," he says. "It's an incredible balance between fine, subtle poetry and intense drama. It's a real treat to do a piece with a cast sensitive to the style and with such beautiful voices at the same time."