Free community event to feature live broadcast of Mozart’s classic opera Don Giovanni September 29, 2012 at Nationals Park

Washington National Opera (WNO) celebrates its fifth season of free opera simulcasts at Nationals Park with the M&M’S® Opera in the Outfield performance of Don Giovanni on Saturday, September 29. Gates open at 5 p.m. for “pregame” activities, including
The Fly Ball, co-hosted by Kennedy Center MyTix and Brightest Young Things. The opera will be broadcast live from the Kennedy Center Opera House to the high-definition screen at the ballpark at 7 p.m. Seating will be available on the outfield grass and in the stands.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy the festive ballpark atmosphere.  Beginning at 5 p.m., the special pregame entertainment will include:

  • Stage-fighting demonstrations led by Don Giovanni fight master Robb Hunter
  • Flamenco-dancing performances by Furia Flamenca, led by Estella Velez de Paredez
  • For the first time, the Kennedy Center’s MyTix program (for people ages 18-30 and members of the U.S. military) will partner with the online magazine and event producer Brightest Young Things for The Fly Ball, a free pre-simulcast party in the ballpark’s 2 exclusive Stars & Stripes Club starting at 5 p.m. The event will include great prizes, a ballpark photo booth, concessions, a DJ, and a prime spot to enjoy the simulcast from the covered seating on the Club level. This party is recommended for guests ages 18-30. More information on The Fly Ball is at
  • A meet-and-greet with the Chief Chocolate Officer (CCO) of M&M’S®
  • A screening of the Warner Bros. cartoon “What’s Opera Doc?” starring Bugs Bunny.  With a libretto set to Wagner’s iconic “Ride of the Valkyries,” this parody of opera is best known for Elmer Fudd’s proclamation “Kill the wabbit!”
  • Chances to win prizes, including a VIP suite at Nationals Park for the next Opera in the Outfield, tickets to Kennedy Center performances, a year’s supply of M&M’S® candy, and more.

Registration for the free M&M’S Opera in the Outfield simulcast at Nationals Park begins today at Attendees who register in advance will be entered to win a Night at the Kennedy Center, including drinks, dinner, and premium tickets to the opening night of WNO’s Show Boat. (Registration is encouraged but not required for admission into Nationals Park; walk-ins are welcome.) Groups of 10 or more can call the Kennedy Center’s Group Sales Office at (202) 416-8400 to arrange for a reserved seating section at Nationals Park. The group’s name may appear on the video board during intermission.


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