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Inside the WNO Costume Studio: Madame Butterfly
Published: Apr 21, 2017
A Lacquered Otherness: The Origins of Madame Butterfly
Published: Mar 28, 2017
Director Francesca Zambello on Don Giovanni
Published: Mar 8, 2017
Our 2017-2018 Season Has Just Been Announced! — By Artistic Director Francesca Zambello
Published: Jan 24, 2017
Acclaimed American opera director Francesca Zambello, formerly Washington National Opera's Artistic Advisor, is WNO's new Artistic Director.
Washington National Opera's BravO is DC's premier young professional arts-lover program for those between the ages of 18 and 40! The program is free to join and offers discounted tickets, social events, backstage tours, pre-performance talks, and more.Between 18 & 40 and Love Opera? Join BravO!: Learn More
Enjoy all of WNO's riveting drama, spectacular stagecraft, and soaring performances with more bold productions of CLASSIC operas, fascinating CONTEMPORARY perspectives, and always the best in AMERICAN artistry. From two epic masterpieces by Verdi—Aida and Don Carlo—to Handel's spellbinding Alcina, Rossini's delightful comedy The Barber of Seville, and Leonard Bernstein's biting satire Candide, the 2017-2018 season offers something for everyone.Subscribe to the 2017-2018 Season!: Learn More
As an exciting conclusion to its 2016–2017 season, Washington National Opera presents the WNO Opera Gala, celebrating WNO Board Chairman Jacqueline Badger Mars, who will step down as Chairman this summer. The concert portion of the Gala in the Kennedy Center Opera House on Sat., June 3, will feature the WNO Orchestra and an array of musical stars who will pay special tribute to Jacqueline Mars’s visionary leadership of WNO: world-renowned soprano and Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor at Large Renée Fleming, superstar mezzo-soprano and D.C. native Denyce Graves, and Hamilton Tony Award® winner Leslie Odom Jr. Tickets and VIP Packages are also available to the full Gala event.
Kennedy Center News is now available to read online! The May-August issue features Washington National Opera's colorful production of Puccini's Madame Butterfly with sets and costumes by artist Jun Kaneko, National Symphony Orchestra's presentation of Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony with mezzo-soprano Nathalie Stutzmann and soprano Golda Schultz, Joyce DiDonato in a concert version of Handel's Baroque opera Ariodante, and much more.Kennedy Center News Now Online: Learn More