News & Politics

A Night Out: Opera Ball Photos

The Washington National Opera hosted its annual ball on Friday, June 5, which in recent years has grown into one of Washington’s most elite social events and this year attracted more than 500 opera fans, including Supreme Court justices, congressmen, senators, and government officials. Tickets, which started at $1,000 a person, included dinner at one of several embassies around the city—from Finland to Italy—and then an elaborate ball at the German Ambassador’s residence. Click below for our photo slideshow.

All photos by Chris Leaman.