Join Washington National Opera for M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield at Nationals Park!
Celebrate the eighth season of free live opera simulcasts at the ballpark by joining WNO for the family friendly opera, Gioachino Rossini's Cinderella on Saturday, May 16 at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m.
Arrive early to Nationals Park to enjoy entertainment and activities including:
- Photo opportunities for kids of all ages with characters from Cinderella
- Kids can also play in the open playground, dress up with items from our costume trunk, visit the craft table, and have their faces painted
- Chances to win prizes, including tickets to family friendly Kennedy Center performances and the opportunity to attend the Kennedy Center 4th of July Celebration
- Performances by local artists
- A screening of the Warner Bros. cartoon "What's Opera, Doc?," starring Bugs Bunny and his nemesis Elmer Fudd
- A meet and greet with the Chief Chocolate Officer (CCO) of M&M'S®, Ms. Brown
- 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.
Are you coming to the ball…park? RSVP to M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield for your chance to win Two Tickets to the Opera Ball!* The winner will receive two tickets to Washington National Opera's annual Ball. The survey closes May 11, 2015 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. Check back later this spring for ordering information.
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.
Accessible seating is available throughout the park. Arrangements for a wheelchair to transport a guest to a seat from the park entrance must be made in advance by calling the Nationals Guest Services at 202-640-7580 (voice).
This event will be captioned.
Assistive listening devices (ALDs) may be signed out free of charge from Guest Services located at the Center Field Gate. A valid driver's license will be held until the device is returned.
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.
Rossini's popular retelling of Charles Perrault's beloved Cinderella story adds a few fabulous twists to the traditional fairy tale, a perfect springtime treat for the entire family. In this bright and whimsical production by Spanish director Joan Font and his performance troupe Els Comediants, a kindhearted girl named Angelina dreams of one day escaping her impoverished stepfather's castle. When the prince announces he'll choose his bride at a glamorous ball, she seizes the opportunity to escape the tyranny of her vain stepsisters and take control of her own destiny.
Audiences of all ages will delight in this clever romantic comedy featuring bracelets instead of glass slippers, a philosophical tutor in place of a fairy godmother, and six adorable dancing rats that serve as a makeshift Greek chorus. Considered one of his finest vocal works, Rossini's opera glows with captivating bel canto singing and ornate ensemble passages performed by a thrilling cast of young talents.
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-Ballpark 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, A42, A46, A48, P6, V7, V8, and V9 and 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).
$10 parking available in Lots B and C at Nationals Park. Click here for more information.
Major support for WNO is provided by Jacqueline Badger Mars.
David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of WNO.
WNO acknowledges the longstanding generosity of Life Chairman Mrs. Eugene B. Casey.
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.
Generous support for WNO Italian opera is provided by Daniel and Gayle D'Aniello.
*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 5/11/2015.
Timing: Contest runs between 2/6/2015-5/11/2015. All entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on 5/11/2015. The winner will be selected in a random drawing and notified no later than 5/22/2015.
Prize Details: One (1) winner will receive one (1) prize consisting of two (2) two tickets to Washington National Opera's annual Ball. Total prize value is approximately $142. 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.
- M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield Nationals Park
- Rossini's Cinderella
- Saturday, May 16, 2015
- Gates open at 5 p.m. for "preball" activities!
- Opera begins at 7 p.m.