Washington National Opera Cafritz Young Artists Recital

Thursday, April 25th | Doors at 6pm. Recital at 7pm.

Tickets | $40 (General) $30 (Members)

The Cafritz Young Artists of Washington National Opera are young singers and pianists/coaches on the verge of international careers. Guided by the new leadership of Christopher Cano, 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. The Young Artists also have the opportunity to perform and cover roles in WNO productions, and to create new roles in WNO’s new works program, the American Opera Initiative.

Complimentary valet parking is provided. Ticket-holders may enter the Museum through the front entrance beginning at 6:00pm and may enjoy a glass of wine before taking their seats in the Great Hall by 6:45pm.

The concert program will be 75 minutes in duration with no intermission. Audience members are expected to remain in their seats for the duration of the performance. There is no re-entry to the Museum once the performance begins.

In the event that you must cancel your reservation, please email education@kreegermuseum.org as soon as possible so we can offer your seat to someone from our waiting list. Refunds will only be issued for cancellations made more than 24 hours in advance.


In Paris

  • Enfin, je suis ici (Martin) 4:30
  • L'orage s'est calmé (Patton) 4:00
  • Debussy: Ariettes Oubliées – Aquarelles (Green/Spleen) Choe  6:00

  • Duparc, Phydilé (Burgess) 5:45

At Sea 17:00

  • Elgar: Sea-Slumber Song (McKinley) 5:15
  • Britten, Billy Budd: Claggart's Aria (Martinez) 5:30
  • Elgar: In Haven (McKinley) 1:44
  • Mazzoli: Epilogue, Breaking the Waves (Burgess) 4:30

In Spain 13:40

  • Obradors, Canciones Clasicas  (Figueroa)/Shostakovich, Spanish Songs (Martinez) 

    -IV El majo celoso 2:20
    -II First meeting 3:30
    -VI Del cabello mas sutil 2:20
    -V Black-eyed girl 2:45
    -VII Chiquitita la novia 2:45

In the City, in Love 13:30

  • Kerr: Soliloquy (McKinley) 2:15
  • Bolcom: Toothbrush Time (Martin) 3:15
  • Puts, the Hours: Here on this corner  (Perrotta) 4:00
  • Kander/Ebb, Curtains: I miss the music  Patton 4:00

About the Artists

Tiffany Choe – Soprano

Kresley Figueroa – Soprano

Teresa Perrotta – Soprano

Winona Martin – Mezzo-Soprano

Cecelia McKinley – Contralto

Justin Burgess – Baritone

Jonathan Patton – Baritone

Sergio Martínez – Bass

Pei-Hsuan Lin – Pianist

In addition to many performances on the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, the 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 Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, the Mexican Cultural Institute, the Music Center at Strathmore, with the Baltimore and Charleston Symphony Orchestras, and at numerous embassies.

Each season, the Young Artists sing a fully staged performance with orchestra in the Kennedy Center Opera House as part of the WNO season. Past productions have included La traviata, The Marriage of Figaro, Madama Butterfly, Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, La bohème, Alcina, and Carmen, conducted by such luminaries as Philippe Auguin, Evan Rogister, Renato Palumbo, Jane Glover, and Michael Christie. In the 2018-2019 season, the Young Artists performed a Concert of Comic Masterpieces on Friday, May 24, 2019, including the first act of Verdi’s Falstaff. The annual recital series has featured the Young Artists at the National Gallery, the Phillips Collection, Dumbarton Oaks, and the Kreeger Museum. Two seasons ago, they performed a special production of extracts from Gian-Carlo Menotti’s The Consul at the Supreme Court.

Cafritz Young Artists of Washington National Opera graduates have gone on to successful careers including performances with the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, LA Opera, New York City Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Opera, National Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Bayreuth Festival, Glyndebourne Festival, Vienna State Opera, Berlin State Opera, Teatro Real in Madrid, Liceu Opera Barcelona, and Opéra de Monte-Carlo.