16 DECEMBER, 2017

Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Stanislav Vidovič, Ambassador of Slovenia

Christmas in Slovenia - An Operatic Holiday Songfest

Featuring: Jesús Daniel Hernández, Elizabeth Treat, Gustavo Ahualli, Nicole Butler,

Timothy Augustin, Kwuangkyu Lee, Fairouz Foty, April Yeager

And The Washington Opera Society Chorus

Under the direction of: Maestro Robert Scott Beard

The Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia

Cocktails 6:30 pm, Dinner 7:00 pm, Performance 8:00 pm

$60.00 - Front seating

$50.00 - Middle seating

$35.00 - Rear seating

 A Michael J. Reilly Production


23 SEPTEMBER, 2017

A Gala Performance of L’Elisir d’Amore by Gaetano Donizetti

To Honor and Welcome H.E. Camilo Reyes, Ambassador of Colombia and Mrs. Gloria Ritter

Featuring: Suzanne Karpov, Jesús Daniel Hermández, Gustavo Ahualli, Kwuangkyu Lee & Nicole Butler

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The Washington Opera Society Chorus & Orchestra

Under the Baton of Maestro Julien Benichou

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The Residence of the Ambassador of Colombia

Cocktails 6:30 pm, Dinner 7:00 pm, Performance 8:00 pm

One Hundred Fifty Dollars

A Michael J. Reilly Production


18 MAY, 2017

La Cenerentola by Gioachino Rossini

Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. the Ambassador of France to the United States Gérard Araud

Featuring: Magdalena Wór in the title role, and Timothy Augustin as Prince Ramiro, with

Elizabeth Treat, Gustavo Ahualli, Anamer Castrello, & Kwuangkyu Lee

Leading an all-star cast

Conducted by: Maestro Julien Benichou

Narrations by: Dr. Scott Beard

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The Embassy of France - La Maison Française

Cocktails 6:30 pm - Light Fare 7:00 pm - Performance 8:00 pm


A Holiday gala of grand Opera

09 DEC 2016

A Holiday Gala of Grand Opera, Indonesian Embassy, 9 December 2016

Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Budi Bowoleksono, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the United States of America & Mrs. Reshanty Bowoleksono

Featuring: Gustavo Ahualli, Timothy Augustin, Anamer Castrello, Natalie Conte, Israel Lozano,
Liora Michelle, & Elizabeth Treat

Accompanied by the Washington Opera Society Orchestra and Chorus,
Conducted by Maestra Lucy Arner, Narrations Provided by Dr. Scott Beard

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia

Hors d'Oeuvres & Wine ~ 6:30 p.m.
Performance ~ 7:30 p.m.
Indonesian Buffet Dinner ~ 9 p.m.

A Michael J. Reilly Production

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A Gala of Rigoletto Highlights

23 SEP 2016

A Gala of Rigoletto Highlights, Woman's National Democratic Club,  23 September 2016

Featuring: Gustavo Ahualli, Narda Muñoz, Israel Lozano,
Washington Opera Society Orchestra
Conducted by Maestra Rachel Carlson
Narrations Provided by Dr. Scott Beard

Hors d'Oeuvres & Wine Reception in the Garden 6:30 p.m.
Performance 7:30 p. m.
Buffet Dinner 9 p.m.

A Michael J. Reilly Production

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A Warszawa Salon

23 OCT 2015

A Warszawa Salon ~ An Evening of Music and Song, Embassy of Poland, 23 October 2015

Under the gracious patronage of the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland and Mrs. Schnepf ~ Proudly presented by: The Washington Opera Society, in collaboration with The International Club of Washington.
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Featuring: Magdalena Wór, Jesús Daniel Hernández, Elizabeth Treat, Liora Michelle, & Dariusz Ocetek ~  Under the direction of Lucy Arner ~ Narrated by Hanna Bondarwska

6:30 PM Cocktails ~ 7:00 PM Performance ~ 8:15 Dinner ~ 

A Michael J. Reilly Production

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Voices of Spring in Croatia

Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Pjer Šimunović, Ambassador of Croatia

Featuring: 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

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

$110.00 - Front Reserved

$80.00 - Middle Reserved

$60.00 - Rear Unreserved

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A Michael J. Reilly Production


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Carmen by Georges Bizet

Under the Gracious Patronage of H. E. Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France

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.

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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.

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$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...)

Doors open at 5:30 PM

A Michael J. Reilly Production


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An Evening Under the Stars II

In the 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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A Night at the Opera ~

A Tribute to Dmitri Hvorostovsky

FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER 2018 AT 6:30 PM

Featuring: Argentine Baritone Gustavo Ahualli in concert with Victoria Cannizzo

Under the baton of Maestra Susana Frangi, Assistant Conductor at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Conducting the Pan American Symphony Orchestra*

In a fitting tribute to the late Russian baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky.

* Sergio Buslje, Conductor & Artistic Director.

Dinner and Wine Service Included - $90 (Students & Seniors: $65).

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Woman's National Democratic Club


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Christmas in Croatia: An Operatic Holiday Songfest

Celebrate the Christmas/Hanukkah Season with the Washington Opera Society

Under the gracious patronage of H. E. Pjer Šimunović, Ambassador of Croatia

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Featuring: Fairouz Foty, Gustavo Ahualli, Natalie Conte, leading an all-star cast

Accompanied by Maestro Scott Beard

Lavish heavy hors d'oeuvres, Beer and Wine, & Desserts.

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TICKETS: $65


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The Gypsy Princess,

by Emmerich Kálmán

Under the gracious patronage of H.E. Javlon Vakhabov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan, the Washington Opera Society is proud to present, the Washington premiere of Emmerich Kálmán’s romantic operetta Die Csárdásfürstin featuring the return to our stage of Suzanne Karpov as the Gypsy Princess (Sylva Varescu), with Peter Joshua Burroughs as Edwin Ronald, Joanna Jones as Countess Stasi, Jack French as Count Boni Káncsiánu, and Brandon Shaw McKnight as Feri von Kerekes. Return to the beginning of the 20h century and revisit the Austro-Hungarian Empire as we present one of the best-known and rarely produced German-language operettas in the repertoire.

You’re invited to join us as we usher in the holiday season with an unforgettable musical treat for the Nation’s Capital. Emmerich Kálmán is one of the 3 best-known composers of operettas along with Johann Strauss and Franz Lehár. Our chorus and orchestra will be conducted by Maestro Julien Benichou.

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Dinner service provided by Embassy Chef to include wines, beers, and luscious desserts which will precede the performance.


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Voices of Spring in

Slovenia

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April 13, 2019

Under the Gracious Patronage of H. E. Stanislav Vidovič, Ambassador of Slovenia

With Our Cavalcade of Stars, featuring:

Fairouz Foty, Jesús Daniel Hernández, Gustavo Ahualli, Elizabeth Treat, Anamer Castrello, & Chorus in Concert with Maestro José Antonio Espinal Conducting the Washington Opera Society String Quartet

Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia

2410 California Street NW

Washington, DC 20008

Saturday 13 April 2019

Cocktails ~ 6:30 PM

Dinner with Wine ~ 7 PM

Performance ~ 8 PM

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Reserved Seats:

One Hundred Twenty-Five Dollars

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Reservations: InstantSeats Or Call: (202) 386-6008