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The Revolutionary Power of Mind and Heart

A Marriage of Figaro guest post from conductor Kathy Kelly Act one, scene one: the chambermaid has just confessed to the manservant that, before they can marry, their lord and master intends to bed her. Just as they’ve worked through his angry and suspicious reaction to this news, she’s called away on an errand; they’ll have to

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A Tale of Three Prosceniums

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Three days in New York = three unique demonstrations that opera is alive, well, sassy, classy, thriving and growing. Tuesday: Cav/Pag at the Met. Full house, new production, some phenomenal music making. The old guard arguing heartily in favor of the old Zeffirelli production, everyone in awe of the Met Chorus singing Cavalleria (thank you, Donald Palumbo), and Maestro

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Podcast, Butterfly Edition

Preliminary set model photo by designer Zane Pihlstrom

Preliminary set model photo by designer Zane Pihlstrom

Here ’tis, a little something to whet your appetite for our August 7 Butterfly!  I’m heading off for a week’s vacation to clear my head before the season ramps up. See you on the other side!

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Trappers Win Big at the Met

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The Metropolitan Opera National Council finished up the 2015 auditions yesterday on the stage of the Met, and Wolf Trap Opera singers were well represented! Congratulations go out to bass Nicholas Brownlee, mezzo-soprano Virginie Verrez, and baritone Reginald Smith, Jr.!  

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Opening Weekend!

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To celebrate our summer on-sale, this weekend only (March 21/22), you can get rear orchestra and lawn tickets for Butterfly and Aida in Concert for $20 and $10 respectively*. Now, I know that you (a super-dedicated, blog-reading opera lover) will probably want to sit up front. But if you know anyone who might want to enjoy a

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Singer Alert! Career Advice Crowdsourcing

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UPDATE 3/13/15: The group referred to below is now restricted only to singers, and we are unable to add any more members. Tammy is still very interested in getting questions and topic suggestions for her YouTube channel, so don’t hesitate to go there and post a comment! WTO alumna Tammy Wilson is creating an amazing resource

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WTO 2015. Delivered Your Way.

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It’s the day of the announce, y’all. Pick your delivery system: The News Hound You love a good press release. All the facts, no fuss, in one place. Go get it. The Planner You’ve loved coming to WTO performances in the past, and you crave the day/date/time and sexy promo teaser language for this summer’s

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Be a WTO Intern!

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We love our interns. Yeah, I know, everyone says that. But we really do. They are what gives our opera engine that extra magical bit of power, and I personally adore the infusion of fresh young ideas that they bring to our company. We hire about a dozen interns in the areas of administration, technical theatre, costumes,

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New Admin Position for Summer 2015!

UPDATE 2/20/15: We are no longer accepting applications for this position. We will be reviewing applicants and scheduling interviews over the next several weeks and expect to make an offer by the middle of March at the latest. Know anyone who wants to join our mighty Administrative team this summer? We’re hiring a Rehearsal & Artist

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