Welcome to BravO, Washington National Opera's program for students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 40! BravO is DC's premier young professional arts-lover program, welcoming those who are interested in opera to connect with each other, WNO, and the productions.
Discounted BravO Subscription—Friday Performances, up to 50% off full subscription
Subscriptions are no longer available for the 2015-2016 season. Check back in early August for information about the 2016-2017 season!
Single Tickets for $30, $50, & $75!
Interested in seeing just one or two operas, but not up for the full subscription? BravO members save on single tickets to BravO Nights. Sign up for BravO to receive a newsletters and stay up to date on current single ticket offers.
Annual Season Kickoff Event
BravO had an awesome 15-16 season kickoff with Carmen & Cocktails following the 9/25 performance of Carmen. The evening featured The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, mingling with artists from the show, a pop-up tattoo bar, social photo booth, fortune teller, surprise swag, and more!
Join us for the next one in September- stay tuned for more info.
Free Costume Tour and Backstage Tour
Each season, BravO members have the special opportunity to go on a tour of WNO's Takoma costume studios as well as on a backstage tour of the Kennedy Center Opera House.
BravO's first annual Opera House backstage tour took place on Friday, November 20th! We’ll have another one next fall.
The Costume Studio tour will occur on Saturday, July 16th.
Free Pre-Performance Talks
Informative and entertaining, Opera Insights take you inside the composer's mind, behind the scenes of planning a production, and into the history and social context of each opera. These lectures are free with a ticket to that evening's performance.
Monthly Happy Hours and Social Events
From happy hours with Opera on Tap to opera events as they pop up around the DMV area, BravO members receive more information with twice monthly emails from Washington National Opera and Washington National Opera's Facebook Page.
Thank you to those who attended our Lost in the Stars after party on Friday, February 19th at Heist DC! We enjoyed complimentary champagne for the first hour and some of the cast stopped by.
In May, BravO members gathered for an awesome happy hour at Dacha Beer Garden to celebrate the Ring! Washington National Opera provided drinks, snacks and the obligatory Brunnhilde helmets. Hojotoho!
UPCOMING: Please join us at Wolf Trap on Friday, August 5th to see La bohème with the National Symphony Orchestra! We'll have wine and cheese at The Terrace starting at 6:00 p.m., so stop by and mingle with other BravO members before the performance. Discounted tickets may be purchased here – just use the promo code BRAVO at checkout!
Discounted Opera Ball Tickets
BravO members have exclusive access to $250 Opera Ball tickets! The Opera Ball, considered by some as one of the best annual events in DC, closes the opera's season.
Outside of the 18-40 age range?
Don't feel left out. There are still many ways for you to enjoy low-cost or free performances at the Kennedy Center:
- Sign up for regular offers
- If you have not already done so, create a general Kennedy Center online account to receive the Kennedy Center's regular e-newsletter.
- Free is always free
- Enjoy free performances on the Millennium Stage every day of the year at 6 p.m., no tickets required.
Interested in getting more involved? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on joining the Bravo Council.