Opera in the Outfield

If you’ve never experienced listening to the Washington National Opera in the open air of Nationals Park in Washington DC, now is the time! On Saturday, September 29th, the Washington Nationals host the 11th season of “Opera in the Outfield”, with pre-opera activities such as costume shopping, instrument meet and greet, games, prizes, and our personal favorite, AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate!

The Mars family has been a major supporter of Opera in the Outfield for nearly a decade, and this year the historic brand AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate will have the opportunity to be on the field passing out samples of our 57% cocoa, Rainforest Alliance Certified, Kosher chocolate.

At AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate, we celebrate chocolate’s fascinating global story. With its origins in the Americas, chocolate has traveled the world and changed how people experience food and life. To share this entertaining history with the youth of the United States, we are offering a FREE copy of our educator’s guide, “Great Moments in World History: Global stories where chocolate sparked discovery, innovation, and imagination!” to teachers in the DC area.

This guide was created in conjunction with National Geographic Kids, which worked with our very own chocolate historian to bring to life the sweet moments throughout world history where chocolate played a role. History can’t be boring when viewed through the lens of chocolate!

So, whether you’re an educator or a chocolate lover or both, come down to Nationals Park for Opera in the Outfield on Saturday, September 29th! Gates open at 5pm, and the performance of The Barber of Seville begins at 7pm. Be sure to get there early to claim your copy of the National Geographic educator’s guide, and of course, a sample of AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate.