Wolf Trap Opera’s 45th anniversary season features Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, the U.S. premiere of Gassmann’s backstage comedy L’Opera Seria and a new Filene Center production of Puccini’s La bohème.

Don’t forget to check out the fabulous roster of Filene Young Artists, Fellows and Studio Artists!

Start here for performance details and schedule.


From the Blog


Held in the House

Artist in Residence Alan Held is back for his second week with our singers, and a busy one it will be! Here are the details in case you want to join in the fun… Saturday, June 25 – Recitative Seminar 3:00 – 4:30 pm at the Center for Education (free event) Alan is joined by colleagues Caroline

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The Lucretia Project

(A guest post by Lee Anne Myslewski, WTO’s Director of Artistic Administration) When we started looking at Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia in earnest last fall, we knew that we weren’t going to be able to produce it without comment, the way we had in 1988. And, quite honestly, the piece is so rich in

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J'Nai Bridges as Lucretia | Photo credit Scott Suchman

A Lucretia Weekend

After last night’s beautiful opening of The Rape of Lucretia, we head to D.C. for the next 2 events in The Lucretia Project. Join us! Read Lucretia: Saturday, June 11 at 5:30pm The Forum The Shakespeare Theatre‘s Sidney Harman Hall Lucretia’s story through the lens of Shakespeare, Chaucer, St. Augustine and more. Hear Lucretia: Saturday, June 11 at 7:30pm

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