Washington National Opera hosts a free panel discussion, “Soaring in Service,” at the Military Women’s Memorial on October 23 at 5:30 p.m. Explore the themes of WNO’s world premiere opera Grounded through a special FREE performance and panel discussion. The evening opens up with a performance by WNO Cafritz Young Artist alumna Hannah Shea, who will perform selections from the opera.
Then, hear an engaging panel exploring the themes of Grounded, including pilots Tammy Barlette, Lt. Col (Ret.) and Scott Swanson, Major (Ret.); psychiatrist Dr. Elspeth Cameron “Cam” Ritchie, MD, MPH, Col. (Ret.); and George Brant, award-winning playwright and librettist of Grounded. The panel will be moderated by Francesca Zambello, artistic director of the Washington National Opera, who played a key role in bringing this opera to the stage.
Register for this free event here – https://www.kennedy-center.org/wno/home/2023-2024/wno-military-women-memorial/