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


COMING SOON! Check back October 29th for our fresh new look and the premiere of our 25th anniversary short film!

Announcing Opera Lafayette’s 25th Season:

Blow’s Venus and Adonis:
November 21 and 23, 2019 at The Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC
November 22, 2019 at Museo del Barrio, New York City
November 23, 2019, DC Benefit

Beethoven’s Leonore:
February 26, 2020 at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater, Washington, DC
March 2, 2020 at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, New York City

Philidor’s The Blacksmith
May 11, 2020 at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater, Washington, DC
May 14, 2020 at Museo del Barrio, New York City
May 14 2020, New York Benefit