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#FindWolfTrap Social Scavenger Hunt
Aug 12, 2016

#FindWolfTrap Social Scavenger Hunt

To celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th birthday, Wolf Trap is calling on you to #FindYourPark! And to give you a little extra incentive to explore the 100+ acres of parkland beyond the Filene Center gates, we’re giving away memberships and hiding fun prizes – including adorable stuffed Wolfies – at select locations throughout the Park. Here’s how to play: From August 13-27, use the Park...

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Celebrate the Centennial
Aug 11, 2016

Celebrate the Centennial

A 100th birthday is a big deal, so why celebrate only one day? As the only National Park for the Performing Arts, Wolf Trap is celebrating the National Park Service’s Centennial with a summer-long celebration of the convergence of music, art, and nature. “When Mrs. Shouse donated her farm to this nation and Congress accepted it in order to create the first and only National...

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Bringing the ’90s Back
Aug 09, 2016

Bringing the ’90s Back

Ready to feel nostalgic? Wolf Trap has a few shows coming up that will transport you back to the 1990s and early 2000s on a hit-filled trip down memory lane. Here are a few relics from the past to help you relive the new millennium all over again....

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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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Class Photo with Ms. Emily Davis’ Head Start class.
Jul 27, 2016

The U.S. Secretary of Education Learns About Learning Through the Arts

Ms. Emily Davis and her preschoolers had a very special visitor this week: U.S. Secretary of Education John King stopped by Dogwood Elementary School in Reston, Virginia, to learn about the work Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts is doing to train early childhood teachers and create positive learning experiences for students. Dr. King, a former teacher himself, requested to visit a...

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Dolly Parton
Jul 15, 2016

Share Your Park

The National Park Service has been called America’s Best Idea — an idea, realized across more than 400 National Park sites, to preserve our places, spaces, and cultural heritage not just for a few, but for everyone. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is more than a concert venue: it’s a statement that we, as a nation, treasure the arts as much as...

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Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats and Lord Huron with Oh Pep! on June 7, 2016
Jul 15, 2016

#LovetheLawn Giveaway Contest Rules

SPONSOR. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (“Foundation” or “Sponsor”), 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia 22182. TERM. Sweepstakes begins at 12 pm Eastern Time (“ET”) on Friday, July 15, 2016 and ends at 11:59 am ET  on Friday, July 22, 2016. (“Sweepstakes Period”) ELIGIBILITY. Wolf Trap Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia) who are 18 years...

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Arts Without Borders: Wolf Trap in Singapore
Jul 05, 2016

Arts Without Borders: Wolf Trap in Singapore

The arts are a universal language—a value we take to heart at Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts. This month, we saw this value “in action” as the Institute team, including four Wolf Trap Teaching Artists, headed to Singapore, where they’re busy training teachers to bring arts-based learning into classrooms and communities. Picture Caption: Teachers from Nobleland Arts N Learning Place in...

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Q&A: Hee Seo, Juliet of American Ballet Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet
Jul 01, 2016

Q&A: Hee Seo, Juliet of American Ballet Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet

Experience an unforgettable evening with the American Ballet Theatre as their iconic dancers perform the timeless classic, Romeo and Juliet, July 14-16. Reserve your seats today. When American Ballet Theatre returns to Wolf Trap this July it does so with Kenneth MacMillan’s ravishing production of Shakespeare’s enduring tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. The run stars 3 of today’s most compelling, and in-demand, Juliets – Hee Seo, Misty Copeland, and...

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Q&A: Eric Stevens, Head of Live Entertainment at DreamWorks Animation
Jun 28, 2016

Q&A: Eric Stevens, Head of Live Entertainment at DreamWorks Animation

On Thursday, June 30 come experience thrilling music from Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, and more, as DreamWorks Animation’s greatest stories and beloved characters inspire and delight audiences of all ages. To hear more about this world premiere performance, we talked to Eric Stevens, head of live entertainment at DreamWorks Animation: Q: Film shows with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) are always a...

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

You’ll Never Forget Your First Time

Wolf Trap Opera’s mainstage season features Rossini’s The Touchstone, a double bill of Glass/Moran’s The Juniper Tree and Musto’s Bastianello, and a new Filene Center production of Puccini’s Tosca. Two additional productions are part of the new UNTRAPPED initiative: Glass’s The Fall of the House of Usher (a co-production with Halcyon Stage) and Hanlon’s Listen, Wilhelmina! (a newly commissioned opera for the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods). The Wolf Trap Opera Studio celebrates its 10th anniversary season with...

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The Firebird: Director’s Note
Jun 20, 2016

The Firebird: Director’s Note

From the studio in South Africa to the Wolf Trap stage, the Firebird spreads its wings and flies…with the help of multi-talented dancers/puppeteers who bring the giant puppets to life. The team that created the puppets for Broadway’s War Horse have worked for months to craft the creatures for The Firebird with the goal of giving life and intention to the puppets through dance. Take...

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