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WNO Education Programs

Washington National Opera provides numerous opportunities for students of all ages to experience opera!

The Opera Look-In introduces elementary and middle school 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 from around the country. WNO's newest program, the WNO Young Associates, provides professional development for local high school students who are interested in opera. 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 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 into other education programs of the Kennedy Center.  Please visit

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