Under the direction of opera legend Placido Domingo (who is doing double duty, serving as general director for the LA Opera as well), the Washington National Opera has recently been designated “The National Opera” by the U.S. Congress. The company offers a mixture of standard operas alongside contemporary and lesser-known works, with consistently high standards of production. The Generation O program for young professionals supplies members with a variety of special events and opportunities to support their appreciation and understanding of opera. Out @ the Opera, for the GLBT community, features special receptions, artist meetings, and other events. O-Zone lectures and Opera Insights, for all ticketed patrons, offer additional insights into the opera productions. Also, check out Artist Q&A, after the Sunday matinées.
Washington National Opera Information
- Public Transportation: Excellent
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Several full opera productions per season with multiple performances, plus special events
- Ticket Prices: $50–$300
- Subscriptions: Full season subscriptions start at $300, Mini subscriptions begin at $150. Subscriber benefits include flexible ticket exchanges, access to lectures and Q&As, free newsletter, free season preview CD, special offers, and payment plan options. Full season subscriber benefits include all that plus 10% discount on additional tickets to mainstage operas, two free ticket exchange vouchers, and waived handling fees
- Membership: Available from $75–$25,000+.