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WNO Education Programs

Watch and Listen Placido Domingo on the Arts Placido Domingo on the Arts

the world-renown opera tenor talks about being around music as a child and the importance of the arts and the Whole Child Education education initiative.

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

For questions about these programs, please email or call 202.416.8846.