Noll is part of an evening titled Trilogy, which features three acts of three famed operas: Act II of Umberto Giordano's Fedora, Act IV of Giuseppe Verdi's Otello and Act III of Franz Lehár's The Merry Widow. The singing actress will play Valencienne in The Merry Widow opposite the Danilo of Plácido Domingo. The cast will also include Leslie Mutchler as Hanna and Corey Evan Rotz as Njegus. Heinz Fricke will conduct the orchestra. The Merry Widow will be performed in English with English supertitles. Trilogy will be presented Sept. 24 at 7 PM, Sept. 27 and 30 at 7:30 PM, Oct. 2 at 2 PM, Oct. 6 at 7:30 PM and Oct. 9 at 2 PM.
Christiane Noll, who was part of the recent out-of-town tryout of The Mambo Kings, made her Broadway debut as Emma Carew in Frank Wildhorn's Jekyll & Hyde. She later joined the Broadway company of It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues and starred in the City Center Encores! production of Out of This World. Noll appeared in the national tours of Grease!, Miss Saigon and City of Angels, and she has recorded three solo albums: "Christiane Noll — A Broadway Love Story" (Varese Sarabande Records), "Live at the Westbank Café," (Car-Jam Records) and "The Ira Gershwin Album" (Fynsworth Alley).
Washington National Opera performs at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. For more information visit www.dc-opera.org.