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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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Leading Wolf Trap Opera
Jun 12, 2019

Leading Wolf Trap Opera

After spending 22 years leading Wolf Trap Opera (WTO), Kim Pensinger Witman retired as Vice President of Opera and Classical Programming in early 2019 and handed over the reins of this unparalleled program to our own Lee Anne Myslewski. In anticipation of this summer, we sat down with Lee Anne to learn about the season planning process and what the future has in store. WOLF...

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Savor Your Summer
May 29, 2019

Savor Your Summer

Ask anyone in line for the lawn rush with a cooler and picnic basket, and they will agree: good food is fundamental to the Wolf Trap experience.  Luckily, if you don’t want to pack your own picnic, or if you are looking to supplement your spread, our concessions team has you covered. We’re not just grilling up hot dogs and chicken tenders (although we served...

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Backstage at the Filene Center. Photo credit: Ryan Haderlie
May 23, 2019

Sunrise to Sunset: Putting on a Show

Each summer, Wolf Trap plays host to hundreds of thousands of visitors who are excited to share a night of outstanding entertainment with friends and family. But, what does it take to make these phenomenal performances happen? Take a behind-the-scenes look at a typical day of preparation at the Park. 6 AM Before dawn, and even the night before, crews from the National Park Service...

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