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2015-2016 Season

  • Sep. 19 - Oct. 3, 2015

    Smoldering with sensuality and danger, this new production of Bizet's final opera pulses with erotic power--from Carmen's rousing "Habanera" aria to the famous "Toreador Song"--all culminating in a spectacular finale at a bullfight.

    On Sale 7/22/15

  • Nov. 14 - 22, 2015

    To mark 50 years since the Voting Rights Act and 150 years since the end of the Civil War, WNO presents the world premiere revised version of Philip Glass's acclaimed opera featuring several prominent updates, including a brand-new second act.

    On Sale 7/22/15

  • Wed., Dec. 2, 2015, 7:00 PM

    Three new 20-minute operas will be staged in a concert performance, accompanied by a small chamber orchestra conducted by John DeMain, and followed by a Q&A session with the artists and creative team.

    On Sale 7/22/15

  • Dec. 12 - 20, 2015

    Complete with a cackling witch, enchanted fairies, dancing animals, and an oversized gingerbread oven, the timeless Grimm brothers' fairy tale returns for the holidays in WNO's whimsical and neon-colored production.

  • Jan. 8 - 9, 2016

    Told through the eyes of an American journalist, the world premiere of Better Gods is the story of Queen Liliuokalani, the last reigning monarch of Hawaii, who fought to preserve her people's native culture when the island was annexed to the U.S.

    On Sale 7/22/15

  • Feb. 12 - 20, 2016

    Following his turn as WNO's The Flying Dutchman, renowned bass-baritone Eric Owens stars in Kurt Weill's final work for the stage, a gripping musical tragedy based on Alan Paton's classic 1948 novel Cry, the Beloved Country.

    On Sale 7/22/15

  • Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 7:00 PM

    Following her WNO debut in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Leah Crocetto returns for an intimate evening of stories and song. The rising star soprano "has revealed herself as a major operatic star" (The San Francisco Chronicle).

    On Sale 7/22/15

  • Apr. 30 - May 17, 2016

    The epic story of the Ring begins on the banks of the Rhine, where three maidens guard the river's magical gold. If forged into a ring, this sacred treasure gives its bearer unimaginable abilities--but at the cost of renouncing love forever.

    On Sale 2/22/16

  • May 2 - 18, 2016

    In the Ring's second chapter, the offspring of Wotan, king of the gods, boldly test his will. Siegmund finds himself attracted to his sister Sieglinde, while Brünnhilde is torn between obeying orders and preventing Siegmund's demise.

    On Sale 2/22/16

  • May 4 - 20, 2016

    The third opera in the Ring Cycle is a coming-of-age story at heart. Raised in the wilderness, Wotan's grandchild Siegfried sets out to escape his wicked caretaker, slay a fearsome dragon, and rescue the beautiful Brünnhilde.

    On Sale 2/22/16

  • May 6 - 22, 2016

    The Ring reaches its supreme climax in this final saga of betrayal and sacrifice, destruction and renewal. Siegfried is tricked into abandoning Brünnhilde, who makes one final, shocking choice to restore the universe to its natural order.

    On Sale 2/22/16

  • Sat., May 21, 2016, 7:00 PM

    The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists continue their annual tradition with scenes and arias from favorite operas. The concert features the WNO debut of "talented young American conductor" (The New York Times) James Gaffigan.

    On Sale 7/22/15

All programs are subject to change.