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Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

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Feb 6, 2024

Conductor Robert Spano will be the Washington National Opera’s next music director. Read more here.


Nov 12, 2022

The Washington National Opera has announced the 10th anniversary of its American Opera Initiative: Three 20-Minute Operas. Read more here.

Apr 6, 2022

The 2022-23 season of the Washington National Opera will include five full productions. Read more here.

Feb 10, 2022

The Kennedy Center has announced The Cartography Project, a multi-year initiative providing a platform for creators of color from communities grieving from race-based violence. Read more here.

Jan 17, 2022

In March 2022, Washington National Opera will present the world premiere of Written in Stone for the Kennedy Center's landmark 50th anniversary season. Read more here.


Nov 4, 2021

The Kennedy Center has not hosted an opera for 19 months due to the pandemic. This weekend, the Washington National Opera finally returns. Read more here.

Oct 28, 2021

The Washington National Opera is set to present Come Home: A Celebration of Return in November. Read more here.

Sep 22, 2021

The Musicians of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra have announced the ratification of three-year contracts with the Kennedy Center and the Washington National Opera. Read more here.


Jul 13, 2020

The Kennedy Center announces long-term social impact initiatives. Read more here.

Jun 23, 2020

The Kennedy Center will not present any large-scale events, including National Symphony Orchestra and Washington National Opera performances, until next year. Read more here.

Jan 20, 2020

Washington National Opera’s American Opera Initiative 2020 is an essential take on opera in America. Read more here.