Opera


You’ll Never Forget Your First Time
Jun 27, 2016

You’ll Never Forget Your First Time

Wolf Trap Opera’s mainstage season features Rossini’s The Touchstone, a double bill of Glass/Moran’s The Juniper Tree and Musto’s Bastianello, and a new Filene Center production of Puccini’s Tosca. Two additional productions are part of the new UNTRAPPED initiative: Glass’s The Fall of the House of Usher (a co-production with Halcyon Stage) and Hanlon’s Listen, Wilhelmina! (a newly commissioned opera for the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods). The Wolf Trap Opera Studio celebrates its 10th anniversary season with...

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Still Considering Whether to Give Opera a Try?
May 27, 2016

Still Considering Whether to Give Opera a Try?

Not sure which Opera to see? Check out our recommendations! La bohème (Aug 5) is widely considered one of the best operas for first-time opera-goers. You may be familiar with the plot, which inspired the smash-hit musical RENT and was the romantic inspiration in the movie Moonstruck. Recommended for: Hopeless romantics, anyone who loves the emotional pull of a great story. The Rape of Lucretia...

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The Wolf Trap Opera Experience
Jan 20, 2016

The Wolf Trap Opera Experience

By Hans Tuch Hans “Tom” Tuch has lived a life fit for an opera – a 14-year-old refugee from Berlin in 1938, a decorated World War II veteran and member of the storied “Screaming Eagles” 101st Airborne Division, and a long career in the Foreign Service that included stints in Russia and Germany during the Cold War. Whether scheming with his childhood friend Tony-award winner...

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Wolf Trap Opera Audition Tour 2016
Oct 23, 2015

Wolf Trap Opera Audition Tour 2016

The Wolf Trap Opera team is currently on the fall audition tour, hearing over 500 singers in preparation for next summer’s opera season. Kim Pensinger Witman, Wolf Trap Opera’s Senior Director, takes us behind the scenes  of the audition tour and gives an update on the journey so far! For more updates on the Wolf Trap Opera team & the Audition Tour, click here – and look for our...

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