Under the gracious patronage of His Excellency The Ambassador of Mexico and Mrs. Sarukhan, Washington National Opera presents its annual Midwinter event, this year the “Midwinter Fiesta,” Oaxaca: Land of Magic and Color. Organized by the Women’s Committee of WNO, co-chairs Alison Bibbee and Jessica Melugin will host this colorful evening celebrating Mexico through the ages. Get a taste of authentic Mexican life in the city which was declared a World Heritage Site for its vibrant culture, cuisine and architecture. Guests will be transported to Oaxaca to sample mouth-watering cocktails and an array of foods from fine restaurants; discover ancient cultures and modern traditions; peruse the indoor mercado of auction items; and dance the night away to spicy Latin rhythms.
The Midwinter Fiesta, Oaxaca: Land of Magic and Color, is sponsored by the Women’s Committee of Washington National Opera and serves an important role in raising funds for the company’s award-winning education and outreach programs. WNO provides comprehensive programs to the Washington, D.C. community, including performance training for children, teens, young adults and opera professionals.
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2011
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20009
Individual tickets begin at $250, with sponsorship packages beginning at $500. For additional information, please call WNO Special Events at 202.295.2437 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.