Washington National Opera & Bolshoi Theatre Event & Exchange – Postponed

22nd March 2020

Regrettably, a long-planned and greatly anticipated collaboration between Opera for Peace and the Young Artist Programs of Washington National Opera and the Bolshoi Theatre, slated for March 2020, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The young award-winning South African mezzo-soprano Lebogang Polori was scheduled to travel to Washington D.C. through this partnership, to participate in a multi-week residency with Washington National Opera.


This was programmed to include lessons, coachings, cultural exchange activities, attendance at mainstage opera performances, and the opportunity to perform in a Gala Concert featuring young artists from WNO and the Bolshoi, to be hosted at the Russian Embassy, through generous support from Susan Carmel. We offer our most sincere thanks to our colleagues for their gracious handling of this postponement, and we look forward to finding a new date for the collaboration in the future.