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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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[AOI 20-Minute Operas Announced] AOI 20-Minute Operas Announced

The 14-15 American Opera Initiative's 20-minute operas are from composer/librettist teams John Liberatore and Niloufar Talebi, Jake Runestad and David Johnston, and Rene Orth and Jason Kim. The new works premiere Nov. 21 in the Terrace Theater.

[Kennedy Center News Now Online] Kennedy Center News Now Online

Kennedy Center News is now available to read online! The September-October issue features WNO productions of Florencia in the Amazon and La bohème as well as new 20-minute operas from the American Opera Initiative and a concert by Ailyn Pérez and Stephen Costello.

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

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

[2014-15 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.

[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!