Opera


Wolf Trap Opera’s The Rape of Lucretia
Sep 22, 2016

Wolf Trap Opera’s The Rape of Lucretia

Wolf Trap Opera’s new production of Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia was performed in June 2016. It featured performances by the Filene Young Artists of the 2016 season roster and was conducted by Craig Kier and directed by Louisa Muller, with set design by Erhard Rom, costumes by Kara Harmon, wigs & makeup by Anne Nesmith, and lighting by Robert H. Grimes....

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A SUPER Story
Aug 01, 2016

A SUPER Story

Earlier this spring I heard that Wolf Trap Opera was in need of additional supernumeraries for one of my favorite operas, Puccini’s masterful La bohème. After working for nearly 30 years in opera, I thought I would try my luck on stage. A “Super” is a non-singing role that appears in crowd scenes to emphasize the director’s vision and intensify large scenes. In this production...

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You’ll Never Forget Your First Time
Jun 27, 2016

You’ll Never Forget Your First Time

This summer, we invite you to Find Your Park at Wolf Trap as we honor and celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service! With a Wolf Trap Opera performance, you’ll enjoy a one-of-a-kind production on a casual evening with no tuxes or high heels required. Everyone has a “first time” story—first love, first dance, first rock concert. But what about your first opera? There’s no better...

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Still Considering Whether to Give Opera a Try?
May 27, 2016

Still Considering Whether to Give Opera a Try?

Not sure which Opera to see? Check out our recommendations! La bohème (Aug 5) is widely considered one of the best operas for first-time opera-goers. You may be familiar with the plot, which inspired the smash-hit musical RENT and was the romantic inspiration in the movie Moonstruck. Recommended for: Hopeless romantics, anyone who loves the emotional pull of a great story. The Rape of Lucretia...

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The Wolf Trap Opera Experience
Jan 20, 2016

The Wolf Trap Opera Experience

By Hans Tuch Hans “Tom” Tuch has lived a life fit for an opera – a 14-year-old refugee from Berlin in 1938, a decorated World War II veteran and member of the storied “Screaming Eagles” 101st Airborne Division, and a long career in the Foreign Service that included stints in Russia and Germany during the Cold War. Whether scheming with his childhood friend Tony-award winner...

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Wolf Trap Opera Audition Tour 2016
Oct 23, 2015

Wolf Trap Opera Audition Tour 2016

The Wolf Trap Opera team is currently on the fall audition tour, hearing over 500 singers in preparation for next summer’s opera season. Kim Pensinger Witman, Wolf Trap Opera’s Senior Director, takes us behind the scenes  of the audition tour and gives an update on the journey so far! For more updates on the Wolf Trap Opera team & the Audition Tour, click here – and look for our...

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