Topic Archive: Washington National Opera

How a Venue's Modern Architecture Invigorated a Benefit

This year's Opera Ball in Washington had a modern feel that influenced its decor, entertainment, and activities.

Event Report Posted June 25, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

Opera Ball Gives Guests a Taste (and a Smoke) of Arab Hospitality

Event Report Posted June 6, 2012, 2:55 PM EDT

2001-2011: Opera Ball Focuses on the Party, Triples Funds Raised

Event Report Posted August 18, 2011, 8:45 AM EDT

Opera Ball Channels Old and New China at Chinese Embassy

Event Report Posted May 10, 2011, 3:18 PM EDT

Washington Opera Sells Out Midwinter Party Despite Cutting Advertising

Event Report Posted February 15, 2011, 7:05 PM EST

Best of 2010: 10 Ambitious Events

Go big or go home? These brands staged large events as integral parts of their 2010 marketing plans.

Feature Posted December 20, 2010, 8:45 AM EST

Washington's Top Benefits 2010

Feature Posted October 4, 2010, 10:20 AM EDT

More Photos From the Opera Ball: Decadent Desserts and Savory Seafood

Event Report Posted May 25, 2010, 3:07 PM EDT

Opera Ball Offers Russian History Lessons Via Themed Rooms at Embassy

Event Report Posted May 25, 2010, 12:42 PM EDT

Opera Changes Midwinter Fete Format, Heads to French Embassy

Event Report Posted February 24, 2010, 11:26 AM EST

Best of 2009: Food As Entertainment

Feature Posted December 22, 2009, 9:00 AM EST

Washington's Top Benefits 2009

Feature Posted June 22, 2009, 11:30 AM EDT

More From the Opera Ball: Fancy Eats and Interactive Sweets

Event Report Posted June 9, 2009, 4:34 PM EDT

Berlin Wall's Graffiti Sets the Tone at Opera Ball

For its annual fund-raising ball, the Washington National Opera partnered with the German Embassy for a celebration of German music and culture, and to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Event Report Posted June 9, 2009, 4:22 PM EDT

Greek Theme and Warm Temps Accent Scaled-Back Opera Gala

The Washington National Opera's Midwinter Gala employed a warm and sunny Greek theme to raise funds for the company's education programs.

Event Report Posted February 10, 2009, 12:33 PM EST

Lighting Takes Center Stage

Best of 2008 Posted November 24, 2008, 8:00 AM EST

National Opera's Liz Early Moves to Performing Arts Society

Who's Doing What Posted July 22, 2008, 2:34 PM EDT

Opera Ball Turns French Ambassador's Residence (and Performers) Into Light Exhibition

The Washington National Opera transformed the French ambassador's residence into a fantasy garden and light show for its annual Opera Ball.

Event Report Posted June 11, 2008, 10:15 AM EDT

Indian Accents Flank Opera Gala

To celebrate its midwinter gala, the Washington National Opera took a cue from the Taj Mahal, with an evening of Indian fanfare.

Event Report Posted February 12, 2008, 2:09 PM EST

The Opera Heads to the Phillips Collection

My Favorite Vendors Posted December 12, 2007, 1:41 PM EST

From Bohemian to Traditional: The Opera's Opening Night

After pushing the envelope on stage, the Washington National Opera attempted to bridge the generation gap with a sedate, if not regal, ambience for its season opening night gala.

Event Report Posted September 19, 2007, 1:26 PM EDT

Reader Poll: What Have You Been Doing This Summer?

Event Intelligence Posted August 22, 2007, 1:07 PM EDT

Event and Floral Designer Philip Baloun Dead at 61

News Posted June 29, 2007, 4:38 PM EDT

Peruvian Accents Dominate Opera Ball

The Washington National Opera Ball headed to the Peruvian ambassador's residence for a night of sugary desserts and live Latin beats amidst a Lima-themed backdrop.

Event Report Posted June 6, 2007, 3:23 PM EDT

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