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Washington National Opera

Washington National Opera (WNO) is one of the leading opera companies in the United States. Founded in 1956 and now an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the company boasts numerous artistic highlights, including world premieres, commissioning of new works and new productions, international tours, and performances by some of opera’s most admired artists. WNO productions have been heard around the world, through radio and television broadcasts on WETA-FM, NPR, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and PBS, as well as through audio and video recordings.

WNO recently launched the American Opera Initiative, a comprehensive new commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering and developing the talents of new American composers and librettists. WNO contributes to the future of opera through two other signature artist-development programs: the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program is a leading resident-training program for artists on the verge of international careers, and the WNO Opera Institute nurtures the ambitions of high-school-age singers and pianists from across the nation during an intensive three-week summer program.

WNO’s education and access initiatives include year-round programs in public schools throughout the region; Generation O, a popular discount-ticket initiative for young people; and a variety of lectures and discussions for every production on the season calendar. Among the most popular of WNO’s community programs is M&M’S® Opera in the Outfield, which brings free, live simulcasts of opera to Nationals Park for thousands of opera fans as well as new audiences.

Upcoming Events
Title Date & Time
Carmen May 27, 2022, 7:30 PM
Carmen May 27, 2022, 7:30 PM
Carmen May 28, 2022, 7:00 PM
Carmen May 28, 2022, 7:00 PM
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Name Title
Kevin Giglinto Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales
Derek A. Johnson Director of Marketing
Molly Flores WNO Special Projects and Community Relations Manager
Christopher George Social Media Manager
Chanel Williams Senior Press Representative
Tim O'Leary General Director
Francesca Zambello Artistic Director
Marsha LeBoeuf Costume Director
Paul Taylor Technical Director
Robert Ainsley Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program Director
Colin Brush Artistic Administrator
Jennifer M. Bowman Director of Music Education
Ashi Day Manager, Music and WNO Education
Samuel Gelber Director of Artistic Planning
Caitlin K Oldham Program Coordinator, Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
Kathleen M Dean Executive Assistant to the General Director
Nancy McDonald Artistic Operations Manager
Britney M Brewington Marketing Manager
Chenay Newton Assistant Manager Social Media
Shelley Friedman Music Librarian
Steven Gathman Head of Music Staff/Chorus Master
David A. Butler Finance Manager
Stefanie Mercier Manager of Rehearsal Planning and Artistic Services
Becca Kitelinger Manager, WNO Individual Campaigns
Ken Weiss Music Administrator/Head Coach, Young Artist Program
Abigail McCarthy Costume Stock Associate
Mark Hamberger Associate Costume Director
Christy Blackham Associate Technical Director
Lauren Scarborough Manager, WNO Corporate & Foundation Relations
Timm Burrow Senior Costume Coordinator
Rebecca Phillips Artist Services Coordinator
Elizabeth Ventura Associate Manager of Rehearsal Scheduling and Supernumerary Coordinator
Lynly Saunders Costume Coordinator
Rachel Witt Properties Coordinator
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