WNO Education Programs
Washington National Opera provides numerous opportunities for students of all ages to experience opera!
The Opera Look-In introduces students in grades 4-8 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 students in grades 7-12 to attend main stage final dress rehearsals of WNO productions. Opera Institute is a summer training program for advanced high school singers. 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 most performances as well as post-performance Q&A's after select 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.
Performances for Young Audiences is made possible by
The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program is made possible through the generous support of
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.
Additional support for Washington National Opera education programs is provided by Prince Charitable Trusts; The Morningstar Foundation; and the U.S. Department of Education.
Support for Opera Look-Ins is provided by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.
Additional support for Performances for Young Audiences is provided by Adobe Foundation,
The Clark Charitable Foundation; Mr. James V. Kimsey; The Macy's Foundation; Park Foundation, Inc.; an endowment from the Ryna and Melvin Cohen Family Foundation; Washington Gas; and by generous contributors to the Abe Fortas Memorial Fund and by a major gift to the fund from the late Carolyn E. Agger, widow of Abe Fortas.
Education and related artistic programs are made possible through the generosity of the
National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts.
The content of these programs may have been developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and does not necessarily
represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the federal government.