Washington National Opera
Washington National Opera continues to move boldly forward on the great adventure that began years ago in a university auditorium. Washington National Opera is now one of the nation’s leading opera companies and plays to standing room audiences in the Kennedy Center. Welcome to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a vibrant cultural hub that connects thousands of artists with millions of people each year — in person, online, and in their home communities.
Presenting over 2,200 performing arts shows and events each year, The Kennedy Center is a vibrant campus of theaters and other artistic spaces that is also a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy and a must-see tourist stop in Washington, DC. Order tickets, watch amazing video, explore our education programs and find out how you can support us by visiting our website.
Each season, the nation’s orchestra welcomes the world’s greatest guest artists to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, and offers many other exciting events and educational programs throughout D.C., the nation, and the world. Washington National Opera continues to move boldly forward on the great adventure that began years ago in a university auditorium. Washington National Opera is now one of the nation’s leading opera companies and plays to standing room audiences in the Kennedy Center. Every day of the year at 6 p.m., the Kennedy Center hosts a free performance. No tickets are required. Featuring local, national, and international talents, the Millennium Stage has been hailed as “a cultural institution within a cultural institution” by the Washington Post.The curtain of the Opera House rises, stories unfold, emotions are laid bare, and elegance is revealed through the grace and beauty of ballet. See legendary companies from around the globe. From the National Symphony Orchestra to Fortas Chamber Music, traditional to 20th Century, experience the brilliance, emotion and vitality of great classical works.
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