WNO’s ‘Opera in the Outfield’ event is a family-friendly day with Verdi

By Anne Midgette [Washington Post, 20 September 2010]
“Play Ballo!” was the motto of the Washington National Opera on Sunday. On a blazing afternoon, 11,000 people, toting picnic blankets and sunscreen took over Nationals Stadium for the third annual Opera in the Outfield event, a live simulcast on the Jumbotron screen of Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera,” broadcast from the Kennedy Center.