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Wolf Trap Opera Alumni: Why I Sing
Jun 25, 2018

Wolf Trap Opera Alumni: Why I Sing

Each summer, the best young professional classical singers from around the world come to Wolf Trap to participate in the powerful and magical experience that is a Wolf Trap Opera residency. An operatic career is both grueling and gratifying, and while opera is glorious, it is an obscure art form in the 21st century. What is it about singing opera that attracts these 20- and...

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What’s New at Wolf Trap?
May 24, 2018

What’s New at Wolf Trap?

This summer look out for these exciting new things at the Park that will make enhance your experience and make nights at Wolf Trap more memorable and fun....

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Tips for First-Timers
May 17, 2018

Tips for First-Timers

There’s a first time for everything – including your first Wolf Trap show! Here are some tips that will have first-timers navigating the Filene Center like a pro: Wolf Trap is: The only National Park for the Performing Arts! Washington D.C. area’s favorite outdoor music destination Committed to creating excellent experiences for a diversity of arts fans Your home for some of the top names...

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A Turning Point For Mozart
May 16, 2018

A Turning Point For Mozart

Idomeneo was the tenth completed opera of Mozart’s career—not bad for a composer who celebrated his 25th birthday only two days before the premiere! But this opera left the previous nine in the dust. Suddenly Mozart was bringing vivid personalities to life with a wrenching emotional power he hadn’t begun to approach before....

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A Journey Back to Wolf Trap
May 03, 2018

A Journey Back to Wolf Trap

For many of Wolf Trap’s 2018 artists, summer marks their official debut on the massive Filene Center stage. But for one acclaimed musician, Chris Thile, Wolf Trap isn’t merely a short stop on a journey of musical success—instead it’s a place that has become intertwined with his remarkable career....

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A Look at Wolf Trap’s Returning Summer Artists
Apr 23, 2018

A Look at Wolf Trap’s Returning Summer Artists

To kick off a stellar summer season, we wanted to welcome back six returning artists and see what they’ve been up to since their last Wolf Trap performance: 1. John Prine John Prine at the Filene Center in 2016 John Prine needs no introduction. A folk and country legend, Prine first performed on the Filene Center stage in 1985 and has performed here a total...

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March Happiness
Mar 26, 2018

March Happiness

Don’t get bogged down by all of the madness this March! While you watch your brackets, keep your spirits high with some of Wolf Trap’s Summer 2018 artists. Let’s get happy!...

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Why Going to Concerts Is Good For You
Mar 26, 2018

Why Going to Concerts Is Good For You

If you love music and going to concerts, you must be familiar with that "feel good" mood boost before, during, and after a performance. Research has shown attending shows has its health benefits. Check out 5 reasons why a concert experience is good for you. ...

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4 Reasons Why a Wolf Trap Membership Is Worth It
Mar 22, 2018

4 Reasons Why a Wolf Trap Membership Is Worth It

We’ve all heard that “many hands make light work” and that “there is strength in numbers”, but did you know that our members are the driving force behind the Wolf Trap Foundation? Membership provides the base for all that we do—maintaining the quality and diversity of our programming, nurturing emerging artists, providing a home for the arts, reaching out to underserved populations, and offering a...

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