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TRADING VOICES: The WNO Opera Gala Concert

Saturday, June 3, 2017 6:30 PM

JFK Centennial Celebration Opera

Don't miss the opera "crossover" event of the year when beloved stars from the genre join forces with popular music luminaries to perform songs in their own respective style, as well as favorites from each others' worlds.

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TRADING VOICES
A very special concert event as part of the WNO Opera Gala


Don't miss the opera "crossover" event of the year when beloved stars from the genre join forces with popular music luminaries to perform songs in their own respective style—as well as favorites from each others' worlds!

Coming together for the very first time will be the current Marquis de Lafayette / Thomas Jefferson in the U.S. tour of Hamilton Jordan Donica, the Tony®-winning star of Broadway’s The Color Purple Cynthia Erivo, superstar mezzo-soprano and D.C. native Denyce Graves, former WNO Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Soloman Howard, Tony®-winning stage-and-screen sensation Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Hamilton Tony Award® winner Leslie Odom Jr., plus a special appearance by internationally renowned soprano and Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor at Large Renée Fleming. They'll all join the WNO Orchestra and Chorus for a unique musical program to include Cynthia Erivo performing the rousing finale of "Nessun Dorma” from Turandot, Leslie Odom Jr. singing "Wait for It" from Hamilton, and much more! The event also pays tribute to WNO Board Chaiman Jacqueline Badger Mars, who steps down as Chairman later this summer.

Performance Timing: 90 minutes, with no intermission.

More information about the full Gala and special VIP packages here.

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This event is part of JFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy, inspired by five enduring ideals often ascribed to JFK: Courage, Freedom, Justice, Service, and Gratitude.
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Artist update 6/2: Aretha Franklin has had to withdraw from the concert, as she is unable to travel per her doctor's orders. "I very much regret not being able to attend and perform at the WNO Gala," Ms. Franklin says. "I send my very best wishes for a successful and beautiful evening."

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All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.
All tickets prices are subject to change based on demand. Purchase early to lock in prices and the best seats!
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