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Give back as a NexGenFriend volunteers 18 to 40!

Outside of the 18-40 age range?

Don't feel left out. There are still many ways for you to enjoy low-cost or free performances at the Kennedy Center:

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Free is always free
Enjoy free performances on the Millennium Stage every day of the year at 6 p.m., no tickets required.

Welcome to BravO, Washington National Opera's program for students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 40! BravO is DC's premier young professional arts-lover program, welcoming those who are interested in opera to connect with each other, WNO, and the productions.

Please join the BravO Facebook Group for up-to-date information on all upcoming events!

Join us for every BravO night this season!

BravO subscriptions go on sale on June 20th.

Friday, November 8, 2019
The Magic Flute
Friday, November 15, 2019
Don Giovanni
Friday, March 6, 2020
Samson and Delilah
Friday, March 13, 2020
Friday, March 20, 2020
Porgy and Bess
Friday, May 22, 2020

Tips for BravO Nights:

Remember to head up to the South Opera Tier Lounge (between the first and second tiers) during intermission for a complimentary glass of champagne in the BravO member-only lounge and head over to The Watergate Hotel after the performance!

Discounted BravO Subscription

BravO subscriptions for the 2019-2020 season are no longer on sale. Look for information on the BravO 2020-2021 season in Spring of 2020.

Single Tickets for $30, $50, and $75!

Interested in seeing just one or two operas, but not up for the full subscription? BravO members save on single tickets to BravO Nights. Sign up for BravO to receive emailed newsletters and stay up to date on current single ticket offers.

Annual Season Kickoff Event

Stay tuned for our 2019-2020 Season Kickoff Event!

Free Costume Tour and Backstage Tour

Join BravO for behind the scenes glimpses at the inner workings of WNO! All of our tours are advertised in the BravO e-newsletter.

Free Pre-Performance Talks

Informative and entertaining, Opera Insights take you inside the composer's mind, behind the scenes of planning a production, and into the history and social context of each opera. These lectures are free with a ticket to that evening's performance.

Monthly Happy Hours and Social Events

From happy hours with Opera on Tap to opera events as they pop up around the DMV area, BravO members receive more information with twice monthly emails from Washington National Opera and BravO's Facebook Group.

BravO Council

Interested in getting more involved? Email for more information on joining the BravO Council.