Crossing a Barrier of Footlights An Opera Demonstration for all Ages

Friday, February 17, 2012 - 1:00pm

Madame Evanti in costume with fan for Barber of Seville

Learn about two exceptional black women of D.C., Mary Cardwell Dawson and Madame Lillian Evanti, who made history and international news in crossing a barrier of footlights in the opera world.

The program will include musical selections from Verdi's La Traviata and Aida, performed by Washington National Opera artists and will highlight Washington, D.C., cultural history and local historic African-American accomplishments in opera.

Children’s Room /Lower Level Meeting Room. Space is limited. Please call 202-727-0232 to register.

All Ages.