Wolf Trap Opera’s mainstage season featured 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 were 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 celebrated its 10th anniversary season with a Studio Spotlight scenes performance, Steven Blier returned to The Barns for Four of a Kind, and WTO’s signature interactive Aria Jukebox featured all of this year’s principal artists.

2017 Season Performance Links



The 2018 summer season will be announced in early spring; info on auditions for the 2018 roster is here.

Don’t forget to check out our free video stream of past productions at The Barns.

From the Blog


ASQoD: Confidence

Today we enjoyed a mid-tour break, reviewing the auditions we heard to date, engaging in some more repertoire brainstorming, and catching up on office work. Here’s day 11 of #ASQoD* “I am not afraid of storms, for I have learned how to sail my ship.” Louisa May Alcott Ah, the storms of the audition season… Passing squalls of delayed

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ASQoD: Courage

Sending this out to you after a strong day of auditions back home in Virginia. Loving being at The Barns – it obviously has the comforts of home, but it’s also an acoustical environment that is both honest and enjoyable. Here’s your day 10 of #ASQoD*. If the idea of auditioning strikes fear in your heart, this one’s

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ASQoD: Calm

Day 9 of #ASQoD*, coming to you from our home base in Vienna, VA, where we are starting two days of auditions at The Barns! “At the still point, there the dance is.” T.S. Eliot Calm can imbue your music-making, and a helpful and healthy cycle can result. But it’s hard to “go there” when the

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