Washington National Opera Announces 2024/2025 Season

Subscriptions are on sale now for the Washington National Opera‘s upcoming 2024/2025 season which pays tribute to the grand tradition of opera, while shaping its future with two new productions, two WNO premieres, and a long-awaited revival.

The season—led by General Director Timothy O’Leary and Artistic Director Francesca Zambello — includes a new production of Fidelio, the first collaboration between Robert Spano as Music Director Designate & WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello and featuring Sinéad Campbell Wallace in her American debut; Verdi’s Macbeth returns after 17 Years, with Étienne Dupuis in his role debut, Ewa Płonka returning, and Principal Conductor Evan Rogister; The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs premieres; Porgy and Bess is revived, and the world premier of a new version of Jungle Book is staged.

The Opera House will also stage two concerts, Gods and Mortals: A Celebration of Wagner, featuring Christine Goerke and Brandon Jovanovich; and American Rhapsody, with Marin Alsop, Renée Fleming, Denyce Graves, and Thomas Hampson.

“The works we have chosen for next season demonstrate how the choices we make can reverberate and shape lives both individually and collectively,” said WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello.

“These operatic characters’ fights for freedom and justice still resonate with us today. These grand ideas will have a grand stage as we return to the Opera House for four operas that examine the power and consequences of individual choices. We will meet characters driven by their passion for justice, their lust for power, their yearning for connection, their hope for the future. Our kaleidoscopic offerings that each plumb the depths of the human spirit include large-scale concerts showcasing our orchestra and soloists, our beloved holiday opera, recitals, and the American Opera Initiative in its 12th season. ”