- M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield Nationals Park
- The Magic Flute
- Saturday, May 3, 2014
- Gates open at 5 p.m. for "pregame" activities!
- Opera begins at 7 p.m.
Join Washington National Opera for M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield at Nationals Park!
Celebrate the sixth year of free live opera simulcasts at the ballpark by joining WNO for the family friendly opera, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute on Saturday, May 3 at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m.
Arrive early to Nationals Park to enjoy entertainment and activities including:
- Live performances on Centerfield Plaza
- Taiko drumming demonstrations
- A coloring station featuring designs by Jun Kaneko
- A meet and greet with M&M'S® Miss Brown
- Photo opportunities for kids of all ages with the living statue of Babe Ruth and cut-outs of characters from The Magic Flute.
- Kids can also play in the open playground, dress up with items from our costume trunk, and have their faces painted
- Chances to win prizes, including tickets to Kennedy Center performances, the Kennedy Center 4th of July Celebration, or a year of free candy!
- And more!
M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield will take place rain or shine!
Let us know if you are coming and be entered to win two tickets to WNO's Opera Ball.
Will we see you at the ballpark? RSVP to M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield for your chance to win Two Tickets to the Opera Ball!* The survey closes April 29, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, so RSVP today for your chance to win!*
For more information on the giveaway, please visit the M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield Giveaway Official Rules page. By entering the giveaway you agree that you have reviewed the full contest rules and agree to be bound by all terms and conditions. Please note that an RSVP is not necessary to attend M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield.
Have a group of 10 or more? Call our Group Sales office at (202) 416-8400 to arrange for a reserved seating section at the stadium! Limited complimentary bus parking may be available for larger sized groups.
Special picnic baskets are available through pre-sale and on a limited basis the day of M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield. To place your order, please complete this form and return by Friday April 25th, 2014.
Seating in the Outfield
Due to the increased popularity of M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield, patrons wishing to sit in the outfield will be required to pick up a wristband when they enter Nationals Park. The wristbands will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and will be distributed at a table to the left of Center Field Plaza when the gates open at 5 p.m.
- Wristbands are free and the only way to gain access to outfield seating
- Wristbands will be distributed at a table to the left of Center Field Plaza near the Family Picnic Area (at sections 141-143). There will be signs to guide you to the table and to the field entrances.
- Distribution of wristbands will begin promptly at 5 p.m. when the park gates open.
- Seating is limited, so the wristbands will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis. You must be present to receive a wristband; ONE (1) wristband per person.
- Once all of the available wristbands have been claimed, an announcement will be made over the stadium sound system and field access will be closed to those without a wristband.
Plenty of free seating will be available throughout the park for the duration of the evening. Only outfield seating requires a wristband.
For additional information about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please visit the Nationals' website or contact the Kennedy Center's Accessibility Office at 202-416-8727 (voice) or email@example.com.
About The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)
A prince's quest leads to love at first sight--but to prove his worth in marriage, he must first survive trials of wisdom and devotion. Lost in a faraway land, young Tamino is enlisted by the Queen of the Night to rescue her lovely daughter Pamina from the hands of Sarastro, an evil sorcerer. With the aid of a magic flute and the bumbling, lovelorn Papageno by his side, Tamino sets out on a fantastic adventure filled with danger and temptation, culminating in one final test at a mystical temple.
Mozart's final opera, The Magic Flute is simultaneously a delightful fairy tale and a profound reflection on spiritual enlightenment. Sung in English--and featuring a colorful kaleidoscope of sets and costumes by Japanese American artist Jun Kaneko--it's also a perfect opera for the entire family.
Nationals Park is located at 1500 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003.
Guests who plan to sit in the outfield grass may bring blankets to sit on. Chairs are not permitted on the grass. Nationals Park concessions will be open for the simulcast. No alcoholic beverages may be brought into Nationals Park. No bags larger than 16 inches x 16 inches x 8 inches will be allowed into the ballpark. All bags are subject to inspection. Guests are prohibited from bringing hard containers into Nationals Park. Click here for a complete list of prohibited items in Nationals Park.
For complete information about your visit to Nationals Park, visit the Nationals' website.
Metro is the quickest and easiest way to get to Nationals Park.
Take Metro's Green Line to Navy Yard station— it's just a half block from Nationals Park. And remember, Metro has more than 57,000 parking spaces at its stations.
Buses that serve Nationals Park: 74, P1, P2, V7, V8, V9, and the Capitol Hill Circulator.
Parking at a Metro station?
On Saturday, parking is free at Metro Park and Ride lots. Click here for more parking information.
Click here for more information about taking Metro to Nationals Park or call (202) 637-7000 (TTY 202-638-3780).
Parking is available at Nationals Park. Click here for more information.
David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of WNO.
M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield is brought to you by American Heritage Chocolate.
M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield is presented in partnership with the Washington Nationals.
The Magic Flute is a production of the Clarice Smith Opera Series.
*No Purchase Necessary. A Purchase Will Not Increase Your Chances Of Winning. To enter without registering online, send an email with the subject line "Opera in the Outfield Giveaway" to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the body of the email, provide your name, email address, and phone number. Open to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older as of April 29, 2014.
Timing: Contest runs between 3/12/14 - 4/29/14. All entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on 4/29/14. The winner will be selected in a random drawing and notified no later than 5/12/14.
Prize Details: One (1) winner will receive one (1) prize consisting of two (2) tickets to Washington National Opera's annual Ball on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at The Residence of the Japanese Ambassador. Total prize value is approximately $208. All other expenses and costs not expressly listed above including but not limited to taxes, tips, entertainment, and any other expense or cost not expressly included above are each winner’s sole responsibility. No refunds or credit for changes are allowed.
For additional Contest Rules and information, visit http://www.kennedy-center.org/wno/outreach/simulcast/rules.cfm. By entering the contest, you agree that you have read all rules, including the Contest Rules and the link above and agree to be bound by them.