Washington National Opera Starts Pop-Up Truck Tour Performances

WNO Cafritz Young Artists perform for Frontline Workers. Photo credit Caitlin Oldham

Opera is Out… that is, it’s headed to DC outdoor venues thanks to the Washington National Opera (WNO)’s Pop-Up Opera truck mini-tour.

Small capacity, physically distanced pop-up performances from the WNO Cafritz Young Artists will be happening around the city, with event locations ranging from public parks to farmers’ markets and major medical centers.

“We are taking opera directly to the people in special outdoor surprise performances for our local communities,” said Rob Ainsley, Director of the Cafritz Young Artists program. “There is nothing like the magic of a live performance or the beauty of the human voice, and there has never been a more important time for the healing power of live music. While safety must remain our first priority, this is a way for us to continue to serve our community and we look forward to reviving the tour again in the spring.”

Jonathan Bryan performs on the pop-up opera truck. Photo credit Caitlin Oldham

A converted standard moving truck has been transformed into a mobile concert venue, complete with stage, lights, sound, and an electric grand piano.

Catch a Pop-Up performance on this schedule (subject to change):

Saturday, October 24 – 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM

Vienna Shop & Stroll

116-224 Maple Ave W, Vienna, VA 22180


Tuesday, October 27 –  4:00 PM & 6:00 PM

Crystal City Farmer’s Market

2011 Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA 22202


Thursday, October 29 – 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM

Arlington Park

(location: TBD)


Friday, October 30 – 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM

Arlington Park

(location: TBD)


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