Washington National Opera Season

Washington National Opera

2020-2021 Washington National Opera Season

Led by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, WNO brings a season of thrilling intrigue and grand spectacle: Beethoven’s Fidelio, John Adams’s Nixon in China, Musorgsky’s Boris Godunov, Verdi’s Rigoletto, Mozart’s Così fan tutte directed by Renée Fleming, and Puccini’s La bohème, plus, the return of the American Opera Initiative.

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Events Included in this Season

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Fidelio

Oct. 24 - Nov. 9, 2020

Love fuels a revolution in Beethoven’s monumental masterpiece.

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Nixon in China

Oct. 31 - Nov. 14, 2020

Step behind “the week that changed the world” in John Adams’s opera ripped from the headlines.

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Marian Anderson Award Concert

Mon. Nov. 30, 2020

This year’s winner, baritone Will Liverman, is praised for his “lithe, metallic baritone” (The Washington Post) and “suave and savvy stage presence” (The Seattle Times).

On Sale to Members Tue. Jun. 2, 2020 10a.m.

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AOI 20 Minute Operas

Sat. Jan. 16, 2021

Three world premiere short operas will be staged in a concert performance, accompanied by a small chamber orchestra.

On Sale to Members Tue. Jun. 2, 2020 10a.m.

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Boris Godunov

Feb. 20 - Mar. 17, 2021

The tapestry of Russia’s history unfurls in Musorgsky’s tale of a tsar plagued by guilt.

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Rigoletto

Feb. 21 - Mar. 20, 2021

The revenger becomes the revenged in Verdi’s captivating drama.

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Così fan tutte

Feb. 27 - Mar. 19, 2021

Everyone cheats in the game of hearts.

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La bohème

May 15 - 29, 2021

Puccini’s tribute to young love soars with joy and heartbreak.

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Opera Master Class with Angel Blue

ETA: Angel Blue Master Class

Tue. May 18, 2021

Emerging artists hone their craft under the guidance of Angel Blue, who is praised for her “sumptuously voiced soprano” (The New York Times).

On Sale to Members Tue. Jun. 2, 2020 10a.m.

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Washington National Opera Season Annoucemnt

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