The Washington National Opera graciously hosted Lightning Strike Kids Opera Company for a tour of its costume department. Upon arrival, our eyes and ears were open to the incredible sights and sounds of a working rehearsal venue. As we listened to stories about opera and the costumes that bring those stories to life, we heard an occasional soprano voice or piano coming from rehearsal rooms in the distance. What an amazing experience. We also enjoyed a professional stage make-up demonstration. But the most memorable moment was trying on actual costumes, previously worn by opera singers.