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Opera Gala

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and local embassies

Saturday, May 16, 2020 5p.m.

Not Currently Available

Event Information

  • Genre

    Washington National Opera

  • Event Packages

    $500.00 – $100,000.00

Opera Gala Chairs
George and Kristen Lund

Featured performers to be announced

 

Join Washington National Opera for an unforgettable evening rooted in tradition as we celebrate the arts. Attendees will have the opportunity to dine with members of the Ambassadorial community at private embassy dinners throughout Washington, followed by a special performance in the Kennedy Center’s Opera House. Brand new this year, the evening will conclude with a fabulous after-party in the REACH.

Support for Opera Gala provides critical funding to advance not only WNO’s many performances, but also the many arts education and outreach initiatives available to students and families throughout the year.

For any questions, please call (202) 416-8496 or email operagala@kennedy-center.org. For mail requests, download the sponsorship form here.

Schedule

Saturday, May 16, 2020

5:00 p.m. Ambassadorial Dinners
8:30 p.m. Star-studded performance in the Opera House
9:45 p.m. Post-performance party at the REACH

The 2020 Opera Gala Underwriting Sponsors are Michael F. and Noémi K. Neidorff and the Centene Charitable Foundation.

RSVP today

Online RSVPs will be available soon.  For mail purchases, please download the sponsorship form. 

Sponsorship Packages

Prima Donna $100,000

  • Invitation for twenty (20) guests to attend an exclusive and private dinner at an embassy of your choice* before the performance
  • Twenty (20) tickets to the Opera Gala performance
  • Admission for twenty (20) guests to the Opera Gala reception
  • Recognition as a Prima Donna sponsor from the Opera House stage during the performance
  • Sponsorship recognition on high-visibility, onsite signage and ticket packets
  • Complimentary Kennedy Center garage parking for all twenty (20) guests
  • Opera Gala poster signed by the performance cast
  • Host Committee Package Benefits:
    • Name listed on the official Opera Gala invitation as a member of the Host Committee. Deadline for inclusion is March 1, 2020.
    • Invitation for two to the Host Committee cocktail reception at the Chairs' home
    • Prime seating at the Opera Gala performance

Maestro $50,000

  • Invitation for twelve (12) guests to attend dinner at an embassy of your choice* before the performance
  • Twelve (12) tickets to the Opera Gala performance
  • Admission for twelve (12) guests to the Opera Gala reception
  • Recognition as a Maestro sponsor from the Opera House stage during the performance
  • Sponsorship recognition on high-visibility, onsite signage 
  • Complimentary Kennedy Center garage parking for all twelve (12) guests
  • Opera Gala Playbill® signed by the performance cast
  • Host Committee Package Benefits:
    • Name listed on the official Opera Gala invitation as a member of the Host Committee. Deadline for inclusion is March 1, 2020.
    • Invitation for two to the Host Committee cocktail reception at the Chairs' home
    • Prime seating at the Opera Gala performance

Comprimario $25,000

  • Invitation for ten (10) guests to attend dinner at an embassy of your choice* before the performance
  • Ten (10) tickets to the Opera Gala performance
  • Admission for ten (10) guests to the Opera Gala reception
  • Sponsorship recognition on high-visibility, onsite signage 
  • Complimentary Kennedy Center garage parking for all ten (10) guests
  • Host Committee Package Benefits:
    • Name listed on the official Opera Gala invitation as a member of the Host Committee. Deadline for inclusion is March 1, 2020.
    • Invitation for two to the Host Committee cocktail reception at the Chairs' home
    • Prime seating at the Opera Gala performance

*Pending embassy availibility

Orchestra $10,000

  • Invitation for eight (8) guests to attend dinner at an embassy before the performance
  • Eight (8) tickets to the Opera Gala performance
  • Admission for eight (8) guests to the Opera Gala reception
  • Sponsorship recognition on high-visibility, onsite signage 
  • Complimentary Kennedy Center garage parking for all eight (8) guests
  • Host Committee Package Benefits:
    • Name listed on the official Opera Gala invitation as a member of the Host Committee. Deadline for inclusion is March 1, 2020.
    • Invitation for two to the Host Committee cocktail reception at the Chairs' home
    • Prime seating at the Opera Gala performance

Chorister $5,000

  • Invitation for four (4) guests to attend dinner at an embassy before the performance
  • Four (4) tickets to the Opera Gala performance
  • Admission for four (4) guests to the Opera Gala reception
  • Complimentary Kennedy Center garage parking for all four (4) guests
  • Host Committee Package Benefits:
    • Name listed on the official Opera Gala invitation as a member of the Host Committee. Deadline for inclusion is March 1, 2020.
    • Invitation for two to the Host Committee cocktail reception at the Chairs' home
    • Prime seating at the Opera Gala performance

Host Committee $3,000

  • Invitation for two (2) guests to attend dinner at an embassy before the performance
  • Two (2) tickets to the Opera Gala performance
  • Admission for two (2) guests to the Opera Gala reception
  • Complimentary Kennedy Center garage parking 
  • Host Committee Package Benefits:
    • Name listed on the official Opera Gala invitation as a member of the Host Committee. Deadline for inclusion is March 1, 2020.
    • Invitation for two to the Host Committee cocktail reception at the Chairs' home
    • Prime seating at the Opera Gala performance

Supernumerary $1,250 (limit three)

  • Invitation for one (1) guest to attend dinner at an embassy before the performance
  • One (1) ticket to the Opera Gala performance in the Opera House
  • Admission for one (1) guest to the Opera Gala reception

Gala Pass $500

  • One (1) ticket to the Opera Gala performance
  • Admission for one (1) guest to the Opera Gala reception

 

New this year - join the Host Committee!

Join us at the host committee level and above to enjoy exciting new benefits:

  • Name listed on the official Opera Gala invitation
  • Invitation for two to the Host Committee cocktail reception at the Chairs' home
  • Prime seating at the Opera Gala performance
Deadline for inclusion on the invitation is March 6, 2020.

Thank you!

Special Events at the Kennedy Center are an important source of funding for our artistic and educational programs. Thank you for your support and we look forward to celebrating with you!