Opera In the Outfield 2015 Performance, Date Announced

WNO M&Ms Opera in the Outfield - Cinderella - Saturday May 16 at Nationals Park - photo Scott Suchman

Opera fan?  If you are — or even if you haven’t yet had a chance to get a taste for the tenors — the Washington National Opera announced today its annual community (totally family friendly!) event that gives so many a chance to whet their appetite for the art form.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 7 p.m. at Nationals Park, The Opera and M&M’s will present for FREE Rossini’s charming comedy “Cinderella” live broadcast from the Kennedy Center Opera House to the high-definition NatsHD scoreboard.  Now, this isn’t exactly the traditional fairy tale we all know and love (close, but no glass slipper).  A few fantastic twists give it added touches of whimsy and make it a fabulous Springtime treat for the whole family.

Be sure to plan ahead for this special event as tickets are rapidly snapped up as they become available.  Those who love opera — as well as those simply looking for a fun free cultural activity — will be honored to enjoy one of Rossini’s finest vocal works, as well as the WNO debuts of both Isabel Leonard (American mezzo-soprano and 2013 Richard Tucker Award winner) and Italian conductor Speranza Scappucci.

Cinderella will be performed in Italian with easy-to-follow English titles.

“Pregame” entertainment and family events begin at 5 p.m.  Free seating is available on the outfield grass and in the stands. The event will take place rain or shine.

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