Absorb all Washington has to offer with an elegant evening at the Washington National Opera (WNO). Founded in 1956 and recently bestowed with the distinction of “The National Opera” by Congress, WNO brings updated classics to the Kennedy Center’s Opera House stage. Led by none other than operatic legend, Placido Domingo himself, WNO brings exceptional performances with standards envied by some of the top houses in the world.
Grab a ticket or two and make it a formal evening out at the infamously standing-room-only Kennedy Center Opera House for a truly unique Washington experience. The world class company performs classic and contemporary pieces with an emphasis on Mozart, Beethoven, Verdi and Puccini. Popular past performances include: The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart), Madama Butterfly (Puccini) and Rigoletto (Verdi).
Insider Tip: Although many patrons associate the opera with black tie attire, WNO audiences tend to lean towards business attire, with semi-formal and formal patrons intermixed throughout, so dress to impress as you like!