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Washington National Opera
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Washington National Opera (WNO) is one of the leading opera companies in the United States. Founded in 1956 and now an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the company boasts numerous artistic highlights, including world premieres, commissioning of new works and new productions, international tours, and performances by some of opera’s most admired artists. WNO productions have been heard around the world, through radio and television broadcasts on WETA-FM, NPR, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and PBS, as well as through audio and video recordings.

WNO recently launched the American Opera Initiative, a comprehensive new commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering and developing the talents of new American composers and librettists. WNO contributes to the future of opera through two other signature artist-development programs: the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program is a leading resident-training program for artists on the verge of international careers, and the WNO Opera Institute nurtures the ambitions of high-school-age singers and pianists from across the nation during an intensive three-week summer program.

WNO’s education and access initiatives include year-round programs in public schools throughout the region; Generation O, a popular discount-ticket initiative for young people; and a variety of lectures and discussions for every production on the season calendar. Among the most popular of WNO’s community programs is M&M’S® Opera in the Outfield, which brings free, live simulcasts of opera to Nationals Park for thousands of opera fans as well as new audiences.

Francesca  ZambelloArtistic Director
Marsha LeBoeufCostume Director
Paul TaylorTechnical Director
Andrew JorgensenDirector of Artistic Planning and Operations
Robert AinsleyDomingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program Director
Ginger RogersDirector, Education
Stefanie  MercierManager of Rehearsal Planning and Artistic Services
Becca KitelingerManager, WNO Individual Campaigns
Aubrie WillaertSenior Manager, WNO Corporate and Foundation Relations
Courtney BurkeManager, Marketing
Richard  KidwellOpera House Manager
Shelley FriedmanMusic Librarian
Steven GathmanHead of Music Staff/Chorus Master
David ButlerFinance Manager
Michael SolomonSenior Press Representative
Aaron DotyOperations Director
Christy  BlackhamAssociate Technical Director
Abigail McCarthyCostume Stock Associate
Jiwon KangDomingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program Coordinator
Mark HambergerAssociate Costume Director
Ken WeissMusic Administrator/Head Coach, Young Artist Program
Lauren ScarboroughAssistant Manager, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Rachel WittProperties Coordinator
Elizabeth VenturaAssociate Manager of Rehearsal Scheduling and Supernumerary Coordinator
Lynly SaundersCostume Coordinator
Colin BrushArtistic Department Associate
Rebecca PhillipsArtist Services Coordinator
Andrea  BachinskiStudio Manager and Artistic Operations Coordinator
Timm BurrowSenior Costume Coordinator
Whitney McCarthySeasonal Orchestra Manager
Christina SheaProgram Coordinator
Allen ShapiroAssistant Technical Director
Nikki GrizzleSpecial Projects and Community Relations Manager
Cacia MeeksContracts Coordinator
Jennifer  BowmanDirector of Music Education
Ashi DayAssistant Manager, Events for Students
Christy SheaDomingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program Coordinator
David KittoVice President of Marketing and Sales
David MozurDomingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program Manager
Kevin StruthersDirector of Jazz Programming at Kennedy Center
Takilla BentonHR Coordinator
TitleComposerOpening Night
CandideBernsteinSaturday, May 5, 2018
The Barber of SevilleRossiniSaturday, April 28, 2018
Don CarloVerdiSaturday, March 3, 2018
AlcinaHandelSaturday, November 4, 2017
AidaVerdiSaturday, September 9, 2017
Madame ButterflyPucciniSaturday, May 6, 2017
ChampionBlanchardSaturday, March 4, 2017
Dead Man WalkingHeggieSaturday, February 25, 2017
The Daughter of the RegimentDonizettiSaturday, November 12, 2016
The Marriage of FigaroMozartThursday, September 22, 2016
Twilight of the GodsWagnerFriday, May 6, 2016
SiegfriedWagnerWednesday, May 4, 2016
The ValkyrieWagnerMonday, May 2, 2016
The Rhinegold (Das Rheingold)WagnerSaturday, April 30, 2016
Lost in the StarsWeillFriday, February 12, 2016
Hansel and GretelHumperdinckSaturday, December 12, 2015
AppomattoxGlassSaturday, November 14, 2015
CarmenBizetSaturday, September 19, 2015
CinderellaRossiniSaturday, May 9, 2015
La bohemePucciniSaturday, November 1, 2014
Florencia en el AmazonasCatánTuesday, September 9, 2014
Tristan and IsoldeWagnerMonday, September 9, 2013
WertherMassenetSaturday, May 5, 2012
NabuccoVerdiWednesday, April 4, 2012
Cosi fan tutteMozartThursday, February 2, 2012
Lucia di LammermoorDonizettiFriday, November 11, 2011
ToscaPucciniFriday, September 9, 2011
Iphigenie en TaurideGluckThursday, May 5, 2011
Don PasqualeDonizettiThursday, May 5, 2011
Madama ButterflyPucciniWednesday, February 2, 2011
SalomeStraussSaturday, October 9, 2010
Un ballo in mascheraVerdiThursday, September 9, 2010
HamletThomasMonday, May 24, 2010
The Marriage of FigaroMozartSunday, April 4, 2010
Porgy and BessGershwinWednesday, March 3, 2010
GötterdämmerungWagnerWednesday, November 11, 2009
Ariadne auf NaxosStraussSaturday, October 10, 2009
FalstaffVerdiSaturday, October 10, 2009
The Barber of SevilleRossiniWednesday, September 9, 2009
SiegfriedWagnerTuesday, May 5, 2009
TurandotPucciniTuesday, May 5, 2009
Peter GrimesBrittenTuesday, March 3, 2009
Petite Messe SolennelleRossiniTuesday, November 11, 2008
CarmenBizetSunday, November 9, 2008
Lucrezia BorgiaDonizettiWednesday, November 5, 2008
The Pearl FishersBizetTuesday, September 9, 2008
La traviataVerdiTuesday, September 9, 2008
Cavalleria rusticanaMascagniMonday, May 5, 2008
ElektraStraussMonday, May 5, 2008
TamerlanoHandelFriday, April 4, 2008
RigolettoVerdiMonday, March 3, 2008
The Flying DutchmanWagnerMonday, March 3, 2008
A View from the BridgeBolcomMonday, November 5, 2007
Don GiovanniMozartWednesday, October 10, 2007
La bohèmePucciniSunday, September 9, 2007
JenufaJanácekSaturday, May 5, 2007
MacbethVerdiSaturday, May 5, 2007
Die WalküreWagnerSaturday, March 3, 2007
La Fille du régimentDonizettiSaturday, March 3, 2007
Madama ButterflyPucciniTuesday, November 7, 2006
Sophie's ChoiceMawSaturday, September 9, 2006
Bluebeard's CastleBartókSaturday, September 9, 2006
Gianni SchicchiPucciniSaturday, September 9, 2006
Hansel and GretelHumperdinck 
Twilight of the GodsWagner 
PositionTypeDate Submitted
Senior Press Representative, WNO & ClassicalFull-Time8/30/2017
Administrative Assistant, WNOFull-Time6/26/2017
Costume Stock CoordinatorFull-Time6/24/2017
Executive DirectorFull-Time6/23/2017
Assistant Manager of Development, WNO Board & Special EventsFull-Time6/2/2017

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