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Opera Lafayette

Opera Lafayette is an American period-instrument ensemble focused on the French 18th-century opera repertoire and its precursors, influences, and artistic legacy. Opera Lafayette inspires a love of this repertoire by presenting rediscovered masterpieces and creating a recorded legacy of its work. Opera Lafayette performs at the highest level of artistic excellence in major theaters in Washington, New York, and international venues. Opera Lafayette educates and creates new audiences for its repertoire by making opera accessible to the general public, families, young people, and under-resourced audiences through its educational and outreach programs and performances in low-cost alternative venues.

921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003

$24 covers the cost of giving CD Opera Layette CDs to organizational hosts of our audience engagement events at DC Public Libraries and local universities.
$48 provides a vocal score for one of our principal artists, who are international singers renowned for their interpretations of baroque and classical operas, such as the pictured artists French Algerian soprano Amel Brahim-Djelloul and Belgian soprano Sophie Junker as well as French Canadian Nathalie Paulin.
$124 contributes to the purchase of a prop, such as the pictured carriage, which came from ebay.
$240 pays an Honorarium for a historian or musicologist, who explore the relationship of the music and libretto to historic and current events for our audiences.
$480 covers the cost of renting a harpsichord, which is the largest of the early-music instruments featured in Opera Lafayette's Orchestra (pictured with Conductor and Artistic Director Ryan Brown).
Alexandria, Arlington, District of Columbia, Fairfax/Falls Church, Montgomery, Prince George's
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