`Sophie's Choice' set agony to music

CRITICS EYE

Opera entwines emotional score with Holocaust story

September 17, 2006|By TIM SMITH | TIM SMITH,SUN MUSIC CRITIC

Sun Music Critic

"I once hoped to understand Auschwitz through Sophie and all her contradictions. I know now I never will."

SOPHIE'S CHOICE / / Washington National Opera's production opens 7 p.m. Thursday, runs through Oct. 9 -- Kennedy Center, Virginia and New Hampshire avenues, N.W. $45 to $300 -- 202-295-2400 or dc-opera.org

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