Onward and Upward With the Opera

WNO ‘Golden Gala’ Hits the High Notes
By Tim Page [Washington Post, 20 March 2006]
It is almost half a century since the troupe now known as the Washington National Opera presented its first performance, and almost 10 since Placido Domingo, tenor extraordinaire and lately WNO’s general director, came to the company. A celebration was clearly in order and — last night at the Kennedy Center Opera House — a cast of great singers, a bespangled audience and no fewer than three Supreme Court justices were on hand to make it happen.