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Leading Wolf Trap Opera
in Opera

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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12 Jun 2019
Savor Your Summer
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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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29 May 2019
Backstage at the Filene Center. Photo credit: Ryan Haderlie
in Summer

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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23 May 2019
25 Years of Art and Wisdom
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25 Years of Art and Wisdom

In the musical world, breadth and depth are often mutually exclusive. But the powerhouse that is Steven Blier defies that assumption and countless others. Wolf Trap is truly fortunate to be one of the places that Steve has called home for over 25 summers. First, the breadth. The selections performed in Wolf Trap Opera’s (WTO) “Blier Recitals” have displayed a relentless and surprising diversity over...

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23 May 2019
ZZ Ward, The Revivalists, August 19, 2018
in Summer

Tips for First-Timers

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 in pop, rock, R&B, country, classical, opera, jazz, Americana and more. There’s a first time for everything – including your first Wolf Trap show! Here are some tips...

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17 May 2019
Our 3 Biggest Takeaways from SXSW EDU 2019
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Our 3 Biggest Takeaways from SXSW EDU 2019

Earlier this month, Wolf Trap’s VP of Education Akua Kouyate-Tate participated on a panel of early childhood education and arts experts at SXSW EDU in Austin, TX. Akua was joined on the panel by Melissa Carlson, senior digital producer at PBS member station WGBH, Wolf Trap Institute Master Teaching Artist Kofi Dennis, and Kantara Souffrant, dramatic artist and assistant professor of art history at Oberlin College and Conservatory....

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01 Apr 2019
4 Reasons Why a Wolf Trap Membership Is Worth It
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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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26 Mar 2019
Celebrating International Women’s Month
in Summer, The Barns

Celebrating International Women’s Month

It’s International Women’s Month! Join us in celebrating all the strong, talented, and incredible women who will be joining us at Wolf Trap this year!   Diana Ross Diana Ross – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough At The Oprah Winfrey Show 2012 Diana Ross got her start in music with unprecedented success in her all-female singing group, The Supremes, and has since followed it up...

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25 Mar 2019
Celebrating Black History Month Part 2
in Opera, Summer

Celebrating Black History Month Part 2

Take a look back at some of the most prominent and inspiring African American artists who put on memorable performances that became a part of Wolf Trap’s great history! Earth, Wind & Fire (2019) Earth, Wind & Fire – September Referred to by Rolling Stone as “innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing”, and declared as having “changed the sound of black pop”, Earth, Wind...

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26 Feb 2019
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