The Washington Opera Society fills a void in the Nation’s Capital by producing rarely-done works of the great composers. We produce narrated scenes, complete works, and abbreviated operas, operettas, and early show music in intimate salon settings. We contract world-class singers with younger unknown performers utilizing orchestras and choruses in embassies, ambassadorial homes, and private clubs. We endeavor to keep ticket prices low so that seniors and young people may attend. Our Mission continues as we will soon offer scholarships to young singers at universities in Washington, D.C. and invite at-risk youth to our performances at no cost to enhance their understanding of a great cultural resource. We work with other non-profits to help raise money and awareness for their humanitarian and health-related causes.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS/STAFF
President: Siegfried Zottel
Vice President: Leila Beale
Treasurer: Jiajun Ye, MBA, CPA
Secretary: Rafael A. Prieto
Directors: Barbara Bennett, Anne L. Howard-Tristani, Doria Kaplan, Cary Pollak, Alexandra N. Sényi de Nagy-Unyom
Executive Director: Michael J. Reilly
Advisory Council: Joseph DiGangi PhD., Jan Du Plain, Alex M. Lok, Stefan M. Lopatkiewicz Esq., LTC James Smith USAF Ret., Anne Marie Tighe
Artistic Director: Scott Beard PhD.
Principal Conductor: Julien Benichou
Editor-in-Chief: Rebekah Tosado
Accounting and Finance: John Wall CPA