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Thursday, May 25th @ 7:30 PM
La Maison Francaise
4101 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC
The Washington National Opera's acclaimed Cafritz Young Artists return for another spectacular collaboration with the RCAS!
Featuring art songs and arias by Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and more!
Enjoy a spring evening with some of the most promising young singers from across the country!
General Admission: $59
Admission includes the performance and a post-concert reception with wine, light hors d'oeuvres, and desserts.
Soprano Katerina Burton, acclaimed for her “rich and warm” singing (Opera Wire) returned to Washington National Opera for her third season as a Cafritz Young Artist. This season Burton performed the role of Maid 5 in Elektra as well as Girlfriend 2 in the WNO premiere of Blue. Read More
Born and raised in Virginia, contralto Cecelia McKinley is ecstatic to join the Cafritz Young Artists of the Washington National Opera. The 2022-2023 season featured her as the 2nd Maid in Strauss’ Elektra. Previously, she performed in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortilèges and Handel’s Agrippina. Read More
Mezzo-soprano Hannah Shea is thrilled to return to the Cafritz Young Artists of Washington National Opera for their 2022-2023 season during which she performed the role of Maid 3 in Elektra. Last season she made her house debut as Mercédès in Bizet’s Carmen. Read More
A native of Orlando, Florida, tenor Jonathan Pierce Rhodes made his debut with the Washington National Opera for the 2022-2023 season as a Cafritz Young Artist. This season he performed as Frank in The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson and will appear as Policeman 2 in Blue. Read More
Praised as “...a pianist, whose playing is defined by high level of intelligence and brilliant technique,” Artyom Pak has successfully performed in the US, Europe, and Central Asia both as a soloist and collaborative pianist. Mr. Pak is a winner of several international piano competitions.
Vera Danchenko-Stern is the RCAS' Founder & Artistic Director, an internationally acclaimed pianist, celebrated chamber player, and master teacher who has gained recognition as one of the foremost coaches and pianists in her field.