Sat, Feb 18, 2017, 5:30 PM
Join Washington National Opera Artistic Director Francesca Zambello along with other members of the creative team of Dead Man Walking and Champion, for a discussion about bringing these two new WNO productions to the stage.
Feb 25 - Mar 11, 2017
Jake Heggie's instant modern classic--about a death row inmate convicted for murder and the kindhearted nun who takes on his final appeal--becomes a searing emotional journey powered by an unforgettable score infused with American popular styles.
Mar 4 - Mar 18, 2017
The real-life story of Emile Griffith--the closeted gay boxer whose knockout of a homophobic rival in the early 1960s led to unexpected tragedy--comes roaring to the stage in Terence Blanchard's haunting and visually stunning "opera in jazz."
Thu, Mar 9, 2017, 7:30 PM
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joins WNO Artistic Director and host Francesca Zambello for a fascinating discussion of the legal issues presented by famous arias and scenes from operas, as sung by the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists.
Washington National Opera: Don Giovanni: A semi-staged concert event starring the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists
Fri, Mar 17, 2017, 7:30 PM
For this season's showcase of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists, WNO presents a semi-staged concert performance of Mozart's timeless drama--with the WNO Orchestra conducted by Michael Christie and featuring direction by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello.
Tue, May 2, 2017, 8:00 PM
The superstar mezzo-soprano sings the title role in a concert version of the passionate Italian opera. She "confirms her reputation as the finest Handelian mezzo-soprano of the day with a magnificent princely reading" (London's Daily Telegraph).
May 6 - May 21, 2017
In this eye-popping staging of Puccini's immortal tragedy, a dashing American naval officer chooses a naïve young geisha to be his bride, only to betray her--leading to one of the most devastating and legendary final scenes in all of opera.