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SUMMER 2017

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

2017 YOUNG ARTISTS

LOOKING AHEAD

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

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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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ASoD: Coda


It’s been an amazing month. 478 auditions, over 9,000 miles, more than 800 arias. We are privileged to do this work, and I am regularly gobsmacked by the amount of talent, goodwill and personal courage exhibited by the artists who come into our audition rooms and then into our lives. The singing is over, but the

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ASQoD: Outcome


As we near the end of our audition tour, we are thinking about resolution, and offer this #ASQoD* “You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf.” Swami Satchitananda I came of age in the 60’s and the 70’s, when the Serenity Prayer was already becoming clichéd. That powerful mantra that helped so many people get

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