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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.

For questions about the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, please email or (202) 416-7873.

For questions about the WNO Opera Institute or the WNO Young Associates program, please email or (202) 416-8846.