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Acclaimed American opera director Francesca Zambello, formerly Washington National Opera's Artistic Advisor, is WNO's new Artistic Director.

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[2014-15 Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists Announced] 2014-15 Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists Announced

WNO has announced the roster of emerging artists and renowned vocal coaches engaged for the 13th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, including acclaimed American soprano Deborah Voigt as Artist in Residence.

[WNO’s 2016 Ring Cycle] WNO’s 2016 Ring Cycle

Principal casting and performance dates for WNO’s 2016 Ring cycle have been announced.

[2014-2015 Subscriptions Now Available] 2014-2015 Subscriptions Now Available

Washington National Opera's 2014–2015 season features Florencia in the Amazon, La bohème, Dialogues of the Carmelites, The Flying Dutchman, and Cinderella plus many exciting options. Subscribe today!

[WNO Announces New American Opera Initiative Commission] WNO Announces New American Opera Initiative Commission

A new hour-long opera commissioned by WNO's American Opera Initiative will premiere in Jan. 2015. Penny is a contemporary American opera by composer Douglas Pew and librettist Dara Weinberg, whose 20-minute work A Game of Hearts had its world premiere for AOI in Nov. 2012.