Oct 24, 2019
Philip Glass – THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER During the 2017 summer season Wolf Trap Opera produced Philip Glass’ 1988 opera based on Edgar Allan Poe’s THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER with a libretto by Arthur Yorinks. When Glass’ recording label, Orange Mountain Music, learned of the production, they reached out to inquire about whether we planned to record it. Up...
Oct 23, 2019
Episode 8: Bob Grimes, Production Manager Go Inside the Trap with Tommy McFly, the new video series providing a behind-the-scenes look at Wolf Trap. In Episode 8, hear about the amazing acts that have performed at The Barns from Production Manager, Bob Grimes.
Oct 08, 2019
Episode 7: Morgan Brophy, Assistant Director, Artistic Administration Go Inside the Trap with Tommy McFly, the new video series providing a behind-the-scenes look at Wolf Trap. In Episode 7, learn about Chamber Music at The Barns from Morgan Brophy, Assistant Director, Artistic Administration.
Aug 30, 2019
Thank you to PNC, Premier Sponsor of the 2019 Summer Season, for this year’s PNC Rock Star for a Day contest. Winner Signe Fenwick and her daughter received the rock star red carpet VIP treatment around the Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band concert. Congratulations to our lucky winner who recaps her exciting day: On Saturday, August 10, 2019, the week before I celebrated my...
Aug 08, 2019
Picture this: on a warm summer night, you approach Wolf Trap National Park for the very first time. The plaza is bustling with excitement, patrons are picnicking on the lawn, friends are catching up before the show, and you can’t wait to see your favorite artist take the stage. Whether it’s your first show or your 50th, you’ll find almost everyone has a favorite Wolf...
Aug 05, 2019
Wolf Trap's Executive Chef, Chris Faessen, is the culinary master creating flavorful buffets for member events, Encore Circle Lounge fare, and Barns concessions. See how Chef Chris creates delicious dining experiences all summer long!...
Aug 02, 2019
MET PRODUCTIONS FEATURE GENERATIONS OF TRAPPERS The Metropolitan Opera’s 2019 Ring Cycle features 2018 Filene Artist in Residence Christine Goerke (’95,’96) as Brünnhilde. She’s joined by seven other WTO alumni: Eric Owens (’94,’95), Jamie Barton (’08), Erin Morley (’07,’08), Ronnita Nicole Miller (’06,’07), Eve Gigliotti (’10,’11), Maya Lahyani (’13,’14), and Daryl Freedman (Studio ’07). Gianni Schicchi is a true ensemble opera, and it’s a bonus...
Jul 11, 2019
Episode 6: Lee Anne Myslewski, Vice President Opera and Classical Programming Go Inside the Trap with Tommy McFly, the new video series providing a behind-the-scenes look at Wolf Trap. In Episode 6, learn about Wolf Trap’s Opera program from Lee Anne Myslewski, Vice President Opera and Classical Programming.
Jul 10, 2019
Established by an act of Congress, Wolf Trap is the only National Park dedicated to presenting the performing arts in the U.S. The Filene Center contains one of the largest stages in the country. The first performance at the Filene Center was on July 1, 1971, which featured Julius Rudel conducting the National Symphony Orchestra with pianist Van Cliburn and New York City Opera star...
Jul 03, 2019
Wolf Trap Opera’s Lee Anne Myslewski (LAM) sat down with Lawrence Brownlee (LB) to reminisce about his season at Wolf Trap and learn about his passion for giving back. LAM: As you look back on your season at WTO, what stands out? LB: If you’re at WTO, you’re talented. That’s a given. But a lot of us had come from university settings where we were...
Jul 02, 2019
Episode 5: Chris Faessen, Executive Chef Go Inside the Trap with Tommy McFly, the new video series providing a behind-the-scenes look at Wolf Trap. In Episode 5, learn about Wolf Trap’s food scene and beekeeping program from Chris Faessen, Executive Chef.
Jun 26, 2019
Episode 4: Akua Kouyate-Tate, Vice President, Education Go Inside the Trap with Tommy McFly, the new video series providing a behind-the-scenes look at Wolf Trap. Learn about Wolf Trap’s Education programs in Episode 4 with Akua Kouyate-Tate, Vice President, Education.