September’s not just the start of pumpkin season, festival season, or football season – it’s the start of opera and musical season, too!
Get your classical groove on with these affordable and out of the ordinary events:
Opera in the Outfield
On September 29, Nationals Park opens up for another night of free opera (FREE opera! Did you hear that? That’s like finding a unicorn). This year the show of choice is Mozart’s classic Don Giovanni as performed by Washington National Opera.
TICKET GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED. Thanks everybody for the interest!
We have five free tickets to Thursday’s performance of The Marriage of Figaro to giveaway! Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists are featured in this one-night-only event May 6 at 7:30pm at the Kennedy Center’s Opera House. Part of Generation O, the Opera’s young professionals group aimed at patrons aged 18 to 35, it’s a great opportunity to enjoy Mozart’s opera frolicking through the battle of both the sexes and the classes – revolutionary in its day and still a riot.
Respond below if you’d like to go and we’ll set you up with the WNO.
‘Opera House Lobby’
courtesy of ‘Kevin H.’
Opera goers have fewer opportunities for frilly stage shows and musical pizazz during the 2010-11 season now that the National Opera is cutting back.
The rumors floating around the past few weeks are true – WNO is dropping eight staff positions and re-issuing a new (shorter) season of productions due to a decrease in their annual budget. The 2010-11 season will host five operas, which is one less than this season, and two less than one before.
The international image the WNO aimed to achieve since welcoming Plácido Domingo to the WNO team in 2003 runs the risk of decline due to this slight financial set-back but their “show must go on!” attitude, dedication to the fine arts, and planning for future fundraising opportunities could surely prove to be what restores the program.