Opera Lafayette is an opera company based in Washington, D.C., that produces French operas from the 17th and 18th centuries. It was founded in 1995 by Ryan Brown and splits its season between Washington and New York City.

Opera Lafayette is the nation’s only American period instrument opera company which performs its entire season in Washington, DC and New York City.

Upcoming Performances


Met LiveArts Presents: Visitors to Versailles

Washington, DC: Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Terrace Theater, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

New York City: Thursday, May 3, 2018, NEW SET TIME: 7:00 p.m.
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Our final program is a musical journey through the reigns of Louis XIV, XV, and XVI, featuring music from Lully’s Acis et Galatée to Grétry’s Richard, Cœur de Lion, inspired by The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition Visitors to Versailles (1682 – 1789), on view at The Met Fifth Avenue April 16–July 29, 2018.