WNO Education Programs
Washington National Opera provides numerous opportunities for students of all ages to experience opera!
The Opera Look-In introduces elementary students to behind-the-scenes magic of opera including topics such as lighting design, scene changes, stage tricks, musical themes, and more. The Student Dress Rehearsal program invites middle and high school students to attend main stage final dress rehearsals of WNO productions. Opera Institute is a summer training program for advanced high school singers and pianists. And the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program is designed for emerging adult artists on the verge of international careers. WNO ticket holders are also invited to attend pre-performance lectures before selected Thursday and Friday performances as well as post-performance Q&A's after Sunday matinees and Monday evening performances.
Resources from the Washington National Opera are also incorporated in other education programs of the Kennedy Center. Please visit www.kennedy-center.org/education
For questions about these programs, please email KCed@kennedy-center.org or call 202.416.8846.
David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of WNO.
The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program is made possible through the generous support of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.
Support for Opera Look-Ins is provided by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.
The Opera Institute is made possible in part by the generous support of the U.S. Department of Education.
Additional support for Washington National Opera education programs is provided by Prince Charitable Trusts; The Morningstar Foundation; The Jacob and Charlotte Lehrman Foundation; and National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.
The contents of this webpage do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.