HKS DC alumni were included in the Washington National Opera’s Alumni Night on November 22, 2019 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. First, we were privy to a pre-performance discussion, which put Mozart’s last opera into context. Next, we enjoyed the whimsical, sold-out performance of “The Magic Flute” by a talented cast of “young performers” against creative backdrops by acclaimed illustrator Maurice Sendak (also known for his fantastical drawings in Where the Wild Things Are). A champagne intermission punctuated the delightful performance, after which we were special guests at a post-production party with WNO trustees, staff and cast members. “What a treat,” said HKS DC alumna Barbara Friday, an opera aficionado herself. To enjoy this delightful evening with alumni friends and colleagues made the whole experience even more rich!
Image: From left to right: Former HKS DC President Barbara Friday, Washington National Opera Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, Harvard Business School alumna James Figetakis, HKS DC alumna Patricia Langan and former HKS DC President Lisa-Joy Zgorski gather in the Russian Lounge post-performance.