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WNO Education Programs

Washington National Opera provides numerous opportunities for students of all ages to experience opera!

The Opera Look-In introduces elementary and middle school students to behind-the-scenes magic of opera including topics such as lighting design, scene changes, stage tricks, musical themes, and more. The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program is designed for emerging adult artists on the verge of international careers. WNO ticket holders are also invited to attend pre-performance lectures before selected performances as well as post-performance Q&A's after Sunday matinees and Monday evening performances.

Resources from the Washington National Opera are also incorporated into other education programs of the Kennedy Center. Please visit

For questions about the:
Opera Look-In or the Student Open Rehearsals, please email or call (202) 416-8835.
Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, please email or (202) 416-7873.
WNO Opera Institute or the WNO Young Associates program, please email or call (202) 416-8846.
Kids Create Opera program, please email or call (202) 416-8846.