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: Vision

Tonight, we are back home for a performance at The Barns by violinist Lara St. John. Lara is the Artistic Advisor for our 2017-2018 Chamber Music series, curated by my colleague Lee Anne Myslewski. When you work for the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, it’s not all opera all of the time. And

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ASQoD: Life

We’re taking a pause in the middle of the audition tour, to reconnect with our lives… Hence, the inspiration for the 12th #ASQoD* “If ya ain’t got it in ya, ya can’t blow it out.” Louis Armstrong Pretty clear, eh? And straight ahead into another quote: “I used to think of Sisyphus as the patron saint of the workaholic….Until

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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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