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Becoming a Rock Star
Aug 30, 2019

Becoming a Rock Star

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...

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Making Musical Moments #MyWTConcert
Aug 08, 2019

Making Musical Moments #MyWTConcert

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...

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Behind the Scenes with Chef Chris
Aug 05, 2019

Behind the Scenes with Chef Chris

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!...

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Christine Goerke
Aug 02, 2019

Wolf Trap Opera Alumni Worldwide

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...

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INSIDE THE TRAP with Tommy McFly: Lee Anne Myslewski
Jul 11, 2019

INSIDE THE TRAP with Tommy McFly:
Lee Anne Myslewski

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.


Do You Know Wolf Trap?The National Park Edition
Jul 10, 2019

Do You Know Wolf Trap?
The National Park Edition

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...

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A Chat with Lawrence Brownlee
Jul 03, 2019

A Chat with Lawrence Brownlee

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...

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INSIDE THE TRAP with Tommy Mcfly: Chris Faessen
Jul 02, 2019

INSIDE THE TRAP with Tommy Mcfly: Chris Faessen

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.


INSIDE THE TRAP with Tommy McFly: Akua Kouyate-Tate
Jun 26, 2019

INSIDE THE TRAP with Tommy McFly:
Akua Kouyate-Tate

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.


Interview with Ken Bigley
Jun 20, 2019

INSIDE THE TRAP with Tommy McFly: Ken Bigley

Episode 3: Ken Bigley, Deputy Superintendent at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts Go Inside the Trap with Tommy McFly, the new video series providing a behind-the-scenes look at Wolf Trap. Episode 3 is an interview with Ken Bigley, Deputy Superintendent at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.


INSIDE THE TRAP with Tommy McFly: Sara Beesley
Jun 13, 2019

INSIDE THE TRAP with Tommy McFly: Sara Beesley

Episode 2: Sara Beesley, Vice President, Program & Production Go Inside the Trap with Tommy McFly, the new video series providing a behind-the-scenes look at Wolf Trap. Next up is an interview with Sara Beesley, Vice President, Program & Production at Wolf Trap. Take a look!


Wolf Trap Staff Picks
Jun 12, 2019

Wolf Trap Staff Picks

Wolf Trap Foundation staff comes from diverse backgrounds with a variety of life experiences. But one thing they all have in common is a love of music and live performances, especially at Wolf Trap. We took an informal poll of staff to find out what concert they were most looking forward to this summer. Along the way, we got some insight into their personalities and...

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