Washington National Opera

Washington National Opera

Explore the Calendar

Don Giovanni

A notorious lover meets his ultimate fiery punishment in Mozart’s celebrated tragicomedy. He’s spent his life betraying women. Now time’s up.

Samson and Delilah

Seduction and deceit tangle in Saint-Saëns’s sensual grand opera. When Delilah seduces Samson into revealing the source of his physical power, his faith will be put to a final, catastrophic test.

Samson and Delilah

Seduction and deceit tangle in Saint-Saëns’s sensual grand opera. When Delilah seduces Samson into revealing the source of his physical power, his faith will be put to a final, catastrophic test.

The new opera BLUE in performance.

Blue

In the D.C. premiere of Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson’s new contemporary opera, a family struggles when a teenager is shot by police.

Porgy and Bess

Gershwin’s quintessential American masterpiece melds jazz, folk, and gospel styles. Bess finds herself torn between steadfast love and the dark demons that tug her elsewhere.

Announcing the 2020-2021 Season

See What's Coming

Making of Opera: The Ring - Ride of the Valkyries

Watch More Opera on our Digital Stage

Take a ride through the entire production of The Ring with this installment of WNO's Making of Opera: The Ring series.

Learn More About WNO

Plan Your Visit

To make your visit a memorable one, the Kennedy Center offers many pre-performance activities for you to enjoy.

The 2018-2019 WNO Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program

Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists

This resident-training program offers artists on the verge of international careers a course of intensive training, study, career guidance, and performance opportunities in Washington, DC and beyond.

WNO Young Artists Program Emerging singers and pianists on the verge of professional careers present a program of opera, operetta, and zarzuela, capping off Washington National Opera’s citywide celebration of National Opera Week.

WNO Opera Institute

WNO’s Opera Institute is an intensive three-week summer training program for dedicated young singers from around the country who are interested in a career in opera.

WNO Young Associates

WNO Young Associates provides high school students in the Greater Washington, DC area the opportunity to explore opera as an art form and discover the many career possibilities within the field.

Help Opera Thrive

Support the Washington National Opera’s impact on audiences and students all over the globe as they perform and take part in unique events.