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The District of Columbia is the citadel of power of the United States, though ironically it does not even come under the nation's jurisdiction. Amongst the venues celebrating the legacy of the founding freemason fathers sits the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the current home of the Washington National Opera. The latter entity has been serenading the city aristocratic and political elite for more than half-a-century. However, you the average citizen can experience the height of Italian operatic fervor by booking some Washington National Opera Washington tickets. Founded back in 1957 as the Opera Society of Washington, the Washington National Opera was established by Day Thorpe, a music critic for the Washington Star. The arrival of Washington National Cathedral's choirmaster Paul Callaway on the scene, as well as Gregory and Peggy Smith's support enabled the opera company to stage its debut performance of Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail.

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The Washington National Opera Washington lineup has always been reflective of the great classical and twentieth century operas. The 2012-2013 season boasts masterpieces such as Gaetano Donizetti's Anna Bolena that is based in the life of Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII's queen consort, Manon Lescaut, Norma, Show Boat and Mozart's Don Giovanni, the quintessential opera. The Washington National Opera arose to major prominence under the leadership of general director Plácido Domingo during the 1990s and 2000s, being designated as the National Opera Company by congress at the turn of the millennium.  Resounding arias and operatic opulence beckons, so book your Washington National Opera Washington tickets now.