Washington National Opera (WNO) has unveiled a first-of-its-kind subscription series that will allow young professionals to experience all the benefits of season-ticket holders at deeply discounted prices. Called Series O, the Friday-night series is an extension of the Company’s Generation O program, the audience development initiative which for eight seasons has offered specially priced individual tickets to opera lovers ages 18 to 35. The new series was announced on June 2 at a 2010-11 Season Preview Open Orchestra Rehearsal exclusively offered to current Generation O members, giving them the first opportunity to subscribe to Series O.
At 15,000 members strong, the free-to-join Generation O program is among the largest and most successful programs of its kind, and in addition to discounted tickets, the program offers free networking events and monthly happy hours for its membership. WNO will continue to offer individual tickets and networking events to all members of the Generation O program, though some opportunities will be exclusive to Series O subscribers.
How to Join Generation O and Learn More about Series O and BravO
Washington National Opera’s Generation O is Washington’s largest young professionals’ arts program, welcoming those who are 18 to 35 and interested in opera to connect with each other and take part in educational programs and social events. Generation O is free-to-join, and offers members access to deeply discounted opera tickets, educational events and opera-centric networking opportunities. All current and new members of Generation O will have the opportunity to subscribe to Series O before individual tickets go on sale to the general public. Visit www.dc-opera.org/generationo to join Generation O and receive more information about Generation O programs and opportunities.
2010-11 Series O Dates
Verdi’s Ballo in Maschera—Friday, September 17, 2010
Strauss’ Salome—Friday, October 15, 2010
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly—Friday, March 4, 2011
Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride—Friday, May 20, 2011
Donizetti’s Don Pasquale—Friday, May 27, 2011