Wolf Trap Opera’s mainstage season featured new productions of Mozart’s Idomeneo, Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette (both at The Barns at Wolf Trap) and a new Filene Center production of Verdi’s Rigoletto.

Two additional productions were part of the WTO’s UNTRAPPED initiative: Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins (part of the Halcyon By The People Festival) and Hanlon’s Listen, Wilhelmina! (at the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap National Park.)


The Summer 2019 season will be programmed and announced after Wolf Trap Opera’s annual nationwide audition tour in fall 2018. Repertoire will be chosen to best showcase the talents of the artists chosen during those auditions, and the 2019 season will be announced in January.


From the Blog



Four audition days in the rearview, eleven to go. Random observations on auditions so far, shared from Terminal B at CVG airport, where we were deposited by a chatty Uber driver, where I can’t find a water bottle filling station (3 for 3 airports so far… what the heck?), and where we are over an

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Untranslatable Words

Untranslatable Words: Audition Tour Edition

During her pre-audition visit to LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Lee Anne picked up a box of Untranslatable Words (20 cards of Perfect Words from Other Languages). We’ve decided to feature one of them on each day of this 2019 Season Audition Tour. Check back here or on the WTO Facebook page for updates! MONO NO

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List of Starter Arias

Hi, singer friends. As y’all are preparing your aria packages for this audition season, I thought you might want to see these lists of first arias from last year’s audition tour. Unlike the master Aria Frequency Lists (which represent the full complement of 4 arias that singers put on their applications), these starter aria lists represent the

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