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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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The Next Generation: Wolf Trap Interns
Jun 17, 2016

The Next Generation: Wolf Trap Interns

Every night, audiences see well-known artists on Wolf Trap’s stages. What they don’t see are the talented professionals behind the scenes. Many of these professionals are former Wolf Trap interns. Wolf Trap has nurtured future leaders for decades through its nationally recognized Internship Program. Across the country, hundreds of former Wolf Trap interns ensure that the arts are not only inspiring but accessible, that they spark important...

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A Spring Wedding at The Barns
Jun 10, 2016

A Spring Wedding at The Barns

For a couple who is fun, lovable, and wildly unique, the perfect wedding space was a must! Brigid and Cara chose The Barns at Wolf Trap as their venue for a lovely spring wedding. Wedding guests celebrated, dined, and danced in the German Barn, transformed into an enchanting garden with ferns, yellow ranunculus, and twinkling ficus trees. Each element of their wedding shared a piece...

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Support Your Park
Jun 01, 2016

Support Your Park

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!  Everything you love about the Wolf Trap experience was made possible by the vision and support of Wolf Trap’s founder, Catherine Filene Shouse. When she donated her farmland and the funds to build the Filene Center, Mrs. Shouse made a commitment not...

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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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