- Washington National Opera: The Elixir of Love Mar. 20 - 29, 2014
- Washington National Opera: An Evening with Paul Appleby and Joshua Hopkins, in Recital Sun., Apr. 6, 2014, 7:30 PM
Washington National Opera: The Elixir of Love
Mar. 20 - 29, 2014 | Buy Now
Handsome Nemorino employs a "magical tonic" to win feisty Adina's affections in Donizetti's loveable comic opera--a warm and inspired masterpiece cherished for its whimsical wit, endearing characters, beautiful arias, and intoxicating duets.
Washington National Opera: An Evening with Paul Appleby and Joshua Hopkins, in Recital
Sun., Apr. 6, 2014, 7:30 PM | Buy Now
Get up close and personal with American tenor Paul Appleby and Canadian baritone Joshua Hopkins before they make their WNO debuts in Mozart's The Magic Flute! Together with piano accompaniment, they offer a delightful evening of stories and song.
Washington National Opera: The Magic Flute
May 3 - 18, 2014 | Buy Now
A love-struck prince sets out on a fantastic adventure to rescue the Queen of the Night's daughter in Mozart's final opera. This "zesty and imaginative new production" (San Francisco Chronicle) is certain to captivate audiences of all ages.
Washington National Opera: American Opera Initiative: An American Soldier
Jun. 13 - 14, 2014 | Buy Now
The second season of the American Opera Initiative continues with An American Soldier, an hour-long, world premiere opera composed by Huang Ruo with a libretto by David Henry Hwang.
Washington National Opera: An Evening with Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pérez
Wed., Sep. 10, 2014, 7:30 PM
Get up close and personal with two of today's most exciting young singers: husband and wife duo, frequent co-stars (including WNO's The Elixir of Love), and Richard Tucker Award winners Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pérez.
Washington National Opera: Florencia in the Amazon
Sep. 20 - 28, 2014
Soprano Christine Goerke stars as a famous singer on an enchanted riverboat journey in a "visually stunning" (Seattle Times) production of Daniel Catán's Spanish-language opera inspired by the writing of Gabriel García Márquez.
Washington National Opera: La bohème
Nov. 1 - 15, 2014
Puccini's timeless tale of young bohemians in Paris struggling to fulfill their dreams and find love returns in a brand-new production filled with moonlit duets, snowy streets, rowdy celebrations, and heartrending tears.
Washington National Opera: Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Performance: La bohème
Fri., Nov. 14, 2014, 7:30 PM
For one performance only, WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists are cast in Puccini's timeless tale of young bohemians struggling to fulfill their dreams and find love in Paris. Timothy Myers conducts.
Washington National Opera: American Opera Initiative: Three 20-Minute Operas
Fri., Nov. 21, 2014, 7:30 PM
Three new 20-minute operas will be staged in a concert performance, accompanied by a small chamber orchestra, and followed by a Q&A session with the artists and creative team.
Washington National Opera: Holiday Family Opera: The Little Prince
Dec. 19 - 21, 2014
For its annual family holiday production, WNO brings to life all the joy and wonder of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's storybook in Oscar winner Rachel Portman's "enchanting opera…satisfying to child and adult alike" (Financial Times).
Washington National Opera: American Opera Initiative: New Hour-Long Opera: Penny
Jan. 23 - 24, 2015
The young composer/librettist team of Douglas Pew and Dara Weinberg (AOI's 20-minute A Game of Hearts) was selected to create this season's hour-long world premiere, about a woman with a disability who discovers her talent for vocal music.
Washington National Opera: Dialogues of the Carmelites
Feb. 21 - Mar. 10, 2015
Faith is put to the ultimate test in Poulenc's powerful opera about an order of Carmelite nuns who refuse to renounce their beliefs during the French Revolution. WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello directs this company premiere, sung in English.
Washington National Opera: An Evening of Jazz Standards with Eric Owens featuring the Music of Eckstine and Hartman
Sat., Feb. 28, 2015, 7:30 PM
A week before he stars in WNO's Opera House revival of The Flying Dutchman, bass-baritone Eric Owens takes the Terrace Theater stage for an evening of jazz standards made famous by two legendary singers: Billy Eckstine and Johnny Hartman.
Washington National Opera: The Flying Dutchman
Mar. 7 - 21, 2015
In this WNO revival, formidable bass-baritone and Grammy winner Eric Owens makes his staged role debut in Wagner's retelling of the nautical legend, about a captain condemned to wander the seas in search of unconditional love.
Washington National Opera: Stars of Tomorrow: The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists in Concert
Fri., Mar. 20, 2015, 7:30 PM
WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists perform scenes and arias from favorite operas. Taking a break from his role in WNO's The Flying Dutchman, Eric Owens offers his vocal mentorship to WNO's rising stars and showcases his conducting skills.
Washington National Opera: Cinderella
May 9 - 21, 2015
Rossini's popular retelling of Perrault's beloved Cinderella story adds a few fabulous twists to the traditional fairy tale in a whimsical production featuring mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, the 2013 Richard Tucker Award winner, in the title role.
All programs are subject to change.