Music Moves Us
The School for Lovers
Jun 06, 2024

The School for Lovers

Così fan tutte, the final work in the towering trilogy brought to us by Mozart and Da Ponte, is certainly the most challenging of the three to bring to the modern stage....

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Wolf Trap’s Out & About Festival Returns: More Music, More Good Vibes
May 30, 2024

Wolf Trap’s Out & About Festival Returns: More Music, More Good Vibes

Break out the colorful festival ’fits and fanny packs and gather your friends and family! Out & About—the vibrant, one-day, three-stage festival celebrating music, nature, and Pride at Wolf Trap—is back for its second year. Featuring a dynamic lineup of LGBTQ+ artists and allies, Out & About is made for everyone to connect with nature and community. Enjoy the day your way by playing games...

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A Chat with Jamie Barton, 2024 Filene Artist in Residence
May 28, 2024

A Chat with Jamie Barton, 2024 Filene Artist in Residence

Before the 2024 season, Wolf Trap Opera spoke with Filene Artist in Residence Jamie Barton (’09) to reflect on her time with WTO and what she’s excited to share with this year’s artists. Wolf Trap Opera (WTO): How did WTO’s program set you up for success in your creative and professional endeavors? Any special moments that stand out? Jamie Barton (JB): My summer with Wolf...

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Welcome to the Meadow Commons
May 22, 2024

Welcome to the Meadow Commons

Stepping into summer at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is magical. Families and friends dine on delicious picnics amongst the verdant landscape, and audiences share in laughter, song, and dance under the stars. Every summer at Wolf Trap is remarkable, but this one might just be the best yet....

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Wolf Trap Opera Alumni Excel in their Next Chapters
May 21, 2024

Wolf Trap Opera Alumni Excel in their Next Chapters

Emerging classical singers know that a summer with Wolf Trap Opera’s (WTO) esteemed training program is just the beginning of many future “opera-tunities.” Learn about the incredible recent accomplishments of Wolf Trap Opera alumni since their time on The Barns and Filene Center stages. Featured Roles at the Met Wolf Trap Opera alumni voices resounded across the Metropolitan Opera during the 2023-2024 season as they...

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Get to Know Wolf Trap Education!
May 18, 2024

Get to Know Wolf Trap Education!

Whether you're a seasoned patron or a first-time visitor, you might not be aware that Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts offers a variety of vibrant educational outreach programs. Through these initiatives, Wolf Trap collaborates with educators, young children, and families to bring joyful, active learning to life through the arts. Get to know us better!...

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"Don Giovanni"- The Wolf Trap Opera Company
May 17, 2024

Behind the Scenes and Across the Aisle: Wolf Trap Opera’s Far-Reaching Influence

Wolf Trap Opera’s (WTO) far-reaching impact on the opera industry is not limited to its impressive roster of alumni singers who remain active on stages across the world—even if the likes of Lawrence Brownlee, Denyce Graves, or Kate Lindsey first spring to mind. The company has also left an indelible mark on figures in high-level administrative and educational positions, several of whom initially trained as performers at WTO but later transitioned to offstage roles through which they are shaping and reimagining the future of this art....

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Catching Up with “Red Yarn”
May 15, 2024

Catching Up with “Red Yarn”

Puppetry and music have gone hand-in-hand in storytelling even before “Sesame Street.” Andy Furgeson takes this medium to a whole new level with his bard-like persona, Red Yarn. In his folk-rock music, whimsical online video content, and boot-stomping live performances, Red Yarn strives to create inclusion and unity for future generations. ...

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A Q&A with Musiquita
May 14, 2024

A Q&A with Musiquita

Spanish and English-speaking music duo Musiquita is fresh on the family music scene with a mission to celebrate diversity and nurture different cultures and languages with their music, performed in both English and Spanish. ...

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Grammy Award Music Educator of the Year Annie Ray Talks Grammys, Grants & Advocacy
May 13, 2024

Grammy Award Music Educator of the Year Annie Ray Talks Grammys, Grants & Advocacy

Annandale High School’s Annie Ray has had a big year. In a little over twelve months, she received a grant from Wolf Trap’s Grants for Performing Arts Teachers for her dream project–a collaboration with DC-based artist and producer Christylez Bacon. She performed with her students on stage at The Barns at Wolf Trap, was honored at the Grammys as Music Educator of the Year, and met one of her idols, singer/songwriter Jacob Collier (along with Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, and SZA). ...

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