The Women's Committee of the Washington National Opera
The Women's Committee of the Washington National Opera (WNO) is the oldest and most prominent WNO support group.
Established originally in 1975 to raise funds with an elegant Opera Ball, the Committee proceeded to organize and manage not only the hugely successful Opera Ball, but later created the glamorous, annual "Mid-Winter Galas" at the Mellon Auditorium. These soon became "One of the Top 10 Social Events in Washington", attracting hundreds of potential new operagoers, plus individual and corporate sponsors.
Currently, the focus of the Women's Committee is on raising additional funds for the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program with annual "Special Events" (such as an "Evening at the Supreme Court" and a "Botanical Gardens Concert"), on community outreach projects, and building the next generation of the Committee with enthusiastic opera attendees. Monthly meetings in member's private homes feature distinguished guest speakers, Young Artist performances, and educational programs about operas and composers.
Inside the WNO Costume Studio: Madame Butterfly
on Apr 21, 2017 02:47 PM
A Lacquered Otherness: The Origins of Madame Butterfly
on Mar 28, 2017 04:18 PM
Director Francesca Zambello on Don Giovanni
on Mar 08, 2017 02:15 PM
Our 2017-2018 Season Has Just Been Announced! — By Artistic Director Francesca Zambello
on Jan 24, 2017 07:48 PM
Spotlight on Robert Ainsley, Program Director of WNO’s American Opera Initiative and Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists
on Dec 08, 2016 06:25 PM
Daughters, Mothers, Warriors
on Oct 31, 2016 09:04 PM
The Marriage of Figaro: Reading List!
on Sep 07, 2016 05:44 PM
A Timeless Mirror: Finding Ourselves within “The Marriage of Figaro”
on Aug 18, 2016 06:15 PM
Revolutionary Writers: Beaumarchais and Da Ponte
on Aug 18, 2016 06:13 PM
Ermonela Jaho | Meet the Artists
on Aug 12, 2016 01:28 PM