A Gala Performance of Carmen

by Georges Bizet

Under the Gracious Patronage of

H. E. Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France

saturday 23 june 2018

The Ballroom of La Maison Française, Embassy of France


Making their Washington Opera Society debuts are leading artists

Lisa Chavez appearing in the title role

Brandie Sutton as Micaela

Kevin Short as Escamillo

Jonathan Tetelman as Don José

Nicole Butler as Frasquita

All of our principals have sung at the Met and/or other major companies.

Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Maestro Julien Benichou.


Pre-performance Cash-bar (for Non-dinner Patrons)

Gala sit-down dinner with attending Ambassadors and the leading artists after the performance at additional cost.

Those patrons purchasing dinner tickets will receive front seating to the performance gratis.


Embassy of France in the United States

4101 Reservoir Rd NW

Washington, DC 20007


$90 Front Reserved

$75 Middle Reserved

$35 Rear Unreserved


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6:00 P.M.  Cash Bar (for Non-dinner Patrons) ~ 7:00 P.M. Performance ~ 9:00 P.M.  Gala Dinner

Catered by Le Café Descartes (In-house catering for the french Embassy and more...) (202) 944-6075

Doors open at 5:30 PM

Black Tie Optional

A Michael J. Reilly Production

Under the Stars in Acapulco

saturday 25 August 2018


In the magnificent garden of the Executive Director, Michael Reilly.

Those who attended last season were treated to a glorious evening of sumptuous

Latin American food, great singing, and a romantic evening under the stars.

6:30 PM

40 Dollars

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Voices of Spring in Croatia

friday 27 april 2018

Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Pjer ŠimunovićAmbassador of Croatia


Olga Orlovskaya and Natalie Conte

Accompanied by Tenors

Timothy Augustin and Jesús Daniel Hernández

Piano Accompaniment and the Washington Opera Society String Ensemble

Conducted by Maestro Scott Beard


The Embassy of the Republic of Croatia

2343 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20008

Hors d'oeuvres, Desserts, Croatian Wines and Beers Served.

Business Attire


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$110.00 - Front Reserved

$80.00 - Middle Reserved

$60.00 - Rear Unreserved


A Michael J. Reilly Production

Tribute to Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Friday 19 october 2018



Argentine baritone Gustavo Ahualli and

international singing sensation Victoria Canizzo

With full orchestra conducted by Susana Frangi, Assistant Conductor at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires

Dinner service included - $120

The Embassy of Austria


3524 International Ct NW

Washington, DC 20008

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