You are cordially invited to join us for an evening with
The Duke and the King
At Opera Lafayette's Annual Benefit Dinner

Une Fête des Années Folles

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Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The Perry Belmont Mansion
1618 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC  20009 

Black Tie/Roaring 20s attire


Featuring the music of Duke Ellington at the court of King Louis XIV performed by

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Charlie Young (left): Professor by day…and seriously swinging sax player by night!


Neal Kirkwood (right): Pianist, bandleader, and composer who has written over 200 works for his jazz ensembles. 

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Under the Honorary Patronage of

Mr. Gérard Araud
Ambassador of France to the United States

Benefit Chairman

JoAnn Willis
JoAnn Willis joined Opera Lafayette’s Board of Directors in February 2015. She is a Board member and Gala Chair of Arlington Academy of Hope. She also volunteers as a Keeper Aide in the Smithsonian National Zoo’s Elephant House.

Benefit Committee

Susan Lynner
Chris and Dianne O’Flinn
Leonard and Annemarie Ralston
Dan and Sybil Silver
Brian Vogel and Charles Quatt
JoAnn Willis and Chip Kahn

Ross and Judy Ain
Ryan Brown and Christine Healey
Dorsey and Susan Dunn
Cheryl Gorelick
Adrienne Jamieson and Patrick Chamorel
Steve and Mary Sue Kitchen


Live and Silent Auction Items Including

2 nights at the famous Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, PA
Backstage Experience at an Opera Lafayette Performance
A stay at Artistic Director Ryan Brown's Colorado Farm
2 seats for 3 operas in Santa Fe with a backstage tour
A week at Five Birches in Door County, WI

Tickets to playoff games with the Washington Capitals

Tickets with the Following Arts Organizations
Choral Arts Society of Washington
Mosaic Theater Company
Santa Fe Opera
Urban Arias
Vocal Arts DC
Washington Concert Opera
Washington National Opera: Candide on 5/12
Washington National Opera: Barber of Seville on 5/19
Wolf Trap Opera Company
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company



...and more!

Gift Cards to the Following Stores and Restaurants
Allen Edmonds
Caudalie Spa
Occidental Grill
Ugly Mug

Other Exciting Experiences Including
4 passes to Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
4 VIP Suite tickets to Citi Open tennis tournament
Tickets to a Washington National's game on June 20