Went to Wolf Trap last Sunday for an opera at the Barns*. It was good, would have been better if I'd roused myself to get my cataracts corrected in time that I could read the supertitles.
Turns out Bill Kristol, the conservative pundit, and wife were there the previous performance. A couple years past the Notorious RBG was there the same night as we were. That's proof there's no polarization in the DC area, nothing that can't be bridged by enjoying old operas sung by young singers.
* the "barns" are two old New York barns, disassembled and moved to the Virginia suburbs and arranged into a venue seating about 375. The larger barn reminds me of the design of the one on the farm I grew up on. Get nostalgic every time I go.