Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
February 9, 2018 at 8pm
Join members of Washington National Opera’s prestigious Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program as they present an intimate evening of song and operatic favorites, including the delightful Liebeslieder Waltzes by Johannes Brahms. The evening will be an exciting window into one of the country’s premiere operatic training programs, featuring some of the nation’s finest young singers, poised on the verge of international careers. With introductions and commentary from Program Director Robert Ainsley, learn more about Washington National Opera, and the journey these artists make on their way to performing on the world’s most impressive stages. Performers include Eliza Bonet, Michael Hewitt, Christopher Koelzer, Alexander McKissick and Alexandria Shiner.
Founded by Plácido Domingo and currently in its 16th season, the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program guides young singers and pianists/coaches on the verge of international careers. The program provides intensive study with renowned vocal and dramatic coaches and offers voice lessons, language classes, career guidance, and master classes with Washington National Opera staff and guest artists. In addition to many performances on the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists have performed at the White House, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Opéra de Monte-Carlo, the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, the United States Senate, the Supreme Court, the Music Center at Strathmore, the Smithsonian Institution, the Mexican Cultural Institute, with the Baltimore and Charleston Symphony Orchestras, and at numerous embassies. They have also appeared in concert with Maestro Domingo at the Reignwood Theatre in Beijing.