Opera


Welcome 2020 Wolf Trap Opera Artists
Jun 29, 2020

Welcome 2020 Wolf Trap Opera Artists

This week, we’re welcoming 15 Filene Artists, 17 Studio Artists, and four Fellows who will join the Wolf Trap Opera (WTO) roster this season. They come from all over the globe and have demonstrated impressive skills and artistry. There are several familiar faces—returning Filene Artists and folks who have been through the Studio program in years past—and new friends that we’re thrilled to welcome to the...

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The World of Wolf Trap Opera
May 20, 2020

The World of Wolf Trap Opera

When it comes to artist training programs, Wolf Trap Opera (WTO) stands out as one of the best. This stellar program has contributed to the career development of more than 700 early-career opera singers and Wolf Trap Opera’s influence can be felt and heard worldwide. Each year, artists from around the world apply to WTO in hopes of being selected for a coveted spot as...

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Celebrating Black History Month – Part 2
Feb 27, 2020

Celebrating Black History Month – Part 2

Legendary African American artists in R&B, pop, country, opera—and every genre in between—have put on incredible performances at Wolf Trap. In celebration of Black History Month, take a look at some of these past great acts: Diana Ross Diana Ross was the lead singer of The Supremes, the best-charting female group in U.S. history. Motown’s most successful act in the 1960s, Ross and The Supremes...

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Celebrating Black History Month
Feb 20, 2020

Celebrating Black History Month

From syncopated sound to breakbeats, music as we know it today would not be the same without the influential artistic contributions of African Americans. In honor of Black History Month, join Wolf Trap in celebrating the sounds of upcoming African American artists who continue to advance our collective musical legacy: Liv Warfield Formerly a hand-selected member of Prince’s backing band New Power Generation, Liv Warfield...

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Philip Glass’ The Fall of the House of Usher
Oct 24, 2019

Philip Glass’ The Fall of the House of Usher

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...

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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.


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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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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25 Years of Art and Wisdom
May 23, 2019

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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