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.
Major support for WNO is provided by Jacqueline Badger Mars.
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.
Additional funding for the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program is provided by Judy and Billy Cox.
Additional support for Washington National Opera education programs is provided by Prince Charitable Trusts;
The Morningstar Philanthropic Fund; and the U.S. Department of Education.
Support for Opera Look-Ins is provided by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.
Events for Students is made possible by Kaplan, Inc.; Mr. James V. Kimsey; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and the U.S. Department of Education.
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.