Washington National Opera - 2019-2020 Season & Subscription Info
October 26 - November 16, 2019
Verdi’s epic retelling of Shakespeare’s tragedy traces the collapse of a great hero. As Iago manipulates Otello, the general will confront his deadliest enemy: his jealous heart.
Washington National Opera: The Magic Flute
November 2 - 23, 2019
Mozart meets Maurice Sendak and a little magic! This enchanting quest for love and truth features a whimsical production designed by author/illustrator Maurice Sendak.
Family Look-In: The Magic Flute
November 23, 2019
See how opera comes to life! In this introduction to opera designed for children and families, audience members will experience excerpts from The Magic Flute along with insight into behind-the-scene aspects. Ages 5+
Washington National Opera: 2019 Marian Anderson Vocal Award Winner: Soloman Howard in Concert
November 25, 2019
This year’s winner, Soloman Howard, is praised for his “sonorous” (The New York Times) and “superhuman” (The Denver Post) bass.
WNO: American Opera Initiative: Three New 20-Minute Operas
January 10, 2020
Three world premiere short operas will be staged in a concert performance, accompanied by a small chamber orchestra and followed by a Q&A with the artists and creative team. This season's distinguished mentors include composer Laura Kaminsky, librettist Kelley Rourke, and conductor Anne Manson.
Washington National Opera: Don Giovanni
February 29 - March 22, 2020
A notorious lover meets his ultimate fiery punishment in Mozart’s celebrated tragicomedy. He’s spent his life betraying women. Now time’s up.
Washington National Opera: Samson and Delilah
March 1 - 21, 2020
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.
Washington National Opera: Blue
March 15 - 28, 2020
In the D.C. premiere of Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson’s new contemporary opera, a family struggles when their teenager is shot by police.
Washington National Opera: Porgy and Bess
May 9 - 23, 2020
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.
Opera Master Class with Denyce Graves
May 12, 2020
Emerging artists hone their craft under the guidance of mezzo-soprano and D.C. native Denyce Graves, who is recognized as “an operatic superstar of the 21st Century” (USA Today).