Washington Classical Review: Top Ten Performances of 2021
1. Rossini, Maometto II. Washington Concert Opera. It took until the end of November for a full-length opera to return to the District of Columbia. After nearly two years since its last live performance, Washington Concert Opera beat out its rival at the Kennedy Center with a stirring rendition of the original 1820 version of this Rossini tragic opera. Soprano Leah Crocetto, who had moved back to her home state of Michigan to take a teaching position during the pandemic, made a sensational return to the stage.