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The Opera Ball
Saturday, June 7, 2014
The Residence of the Japanese Ambassador

To Make Reservations:

Please find information on tickets and sponsorship packages here.

To RSVP, please call 202-416-8496 or email

photo from the Opera Ball

We invite you to join us for Washington National Opera's annual Ball on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Co-chaired by Dr. Sachiko Kuno and Ms. Phebe Novakovic, this celebration of opera and culture will be held under the generous patronage of His Excellency Kenichiro Sasae the Ambassador of Japan and Mrs. Sasae at their residence in Northwest Washington, DC.

Makiko Ueshima Tanaka will serve as International Chair. Constance Milstein de La Haye St. Hilaire, who chaired last year's Opera Ball, will serve as Honorary Chair.

The Opera Ball is one of the Opera's most anticipated events and is WNO's largest annual fundraiser. On the evening of the Ball, guests will enjoy intimate black-tie dinners hosted by Ambassadors around the city before convening at the residence of the Ambassador of Japan for dessert, dancing, and performances.

Your support of this event would be greatly appreciated and would directly fund the Opera's artistic programming as well as educational and community initiatives. If you are interested in attending this year's Opera Ball or would like to receive an invitation, please contact the Kennedy Center Special Events office at (202) 416-8496.