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


NYFOS at The Barns for A’s and B’s!

Two big things coming up next week… We announce the 2018 Wolf Trap Opera season on February 1, and WTO favorite Steven Blier comes to The Barns on February 2! Steve is bringing the New York Festival of Song’s Arias and Barcarolles program to Wolf Trap, as part of the Leonard Bernstein at 100 celebration. The performance features duo pianos

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Save the Dates: Summer 2018

Even though repertoire and casting details aren’t available yet, I am happy to share next summer’s performance dates so you may consider them as you plan your opera festival and vacation travels. (Of course, I realize that without repertoire info attached, this is incomplete at best. So, no need to remind me… But some of

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Hearing with All the Senses

In the wake of this fall’s audition tour, we are furiously programming and casting next summer’s season. It’s a quiet time of the year for the blog, but I had to take a moment to share this article that came across my RSS feed this morning. My audition tour notes are strewn with multisensory descriptions

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