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Jennifer Wilson, Alan Held and Jennifer Wilson in the Washington National Opera's 'The Flying Dutchman," March 2008.

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Storms And Salvation: 'The Flying Dutchman'

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Wagner's lonely wanderer anticipates a generation of Westerns — in a vivid, dramatic and compellingly told story.

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Placido Domingo stars as Bajazet, with soprano Sara Coburn as Asteria, in Handel's Tamerlano. Karin Cooper/Washington National Opera hide caption

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Domingo Goes For Baroque In Handel's 'Tamerlano'

Placido Domingo takes on his 126th role: as Bajazet in Handel's taut drama Tamerlano..

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