Mezzo Annie Rosen in the Spotlight


What’s it like for a wise, big-hearted, nerdy mezzo to tackle one of the most evil roles in the repertoire? Annie Rosen breaks it down for us. What aspects of your role in this summer’s opera are natural fit with your personality and/or which aspects are a stretch for you? The Stepmother [in Philip Glass and

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Focus on Fairy Tales


As we prepare for our final operas of the season, it’s all about fairy tales for grown ups! Gripping, eerie, zany, touching, surprising. Much more to come about Bastianello and The Juniper Tree within the next couple of weeks. If you haven’t yet read the double bill articles in our 2017 Season Book, please enjoy the links below – they’re a

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Director Mo Zhou in the Spotlight


If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to become an opera stage director, today’s spotlight is a great place to start. Hear all about it from 2017 Directing Fellow Mo Zhou! Her production of Listen Wilhelmina! has its final 2017 performance today at Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods. When did you know you wanted to be a director?

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Wilhelmina in the Woods


The wombats are back at the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods! We’re indebted to composer David Hanlon and librettist Kathleen Kelly for this musical story that educates and entertains. Wolf Trap recently commissioned this charming 25-minute opera for preschoolers, and it played to thousands of young fans in May. Now it’s back for two performances – Wednesday 7/19 and

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Tenor Nicholas Nestorak in the Spotlight


Get to know this motorcycle-riding, cello-playing, “Don’t Stop Me Now!” fan who makes his Filene Center debut this Friday as Spoletta in Tosca. Can you tell us an anecdote or story from your training or career so far that will give us insight into what makes you tick as an artist? Having studied with George Shirley, I must

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Bass Anthony Robin Schneider in the Spotlight


We’re loving having this trilingual bass from New Zealand and Austria with us in (the other) Vienna this summer! Anthony takes the Filene Center stage this weekend as the Sacristan in Tosca.   We’re giving you a time machine: What period, or moment in musical history, would you travel to and why? I would love to

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The Studio’s 10th Anniversary!

The Studio Artists are so integral to WTO’s success that it’s hard to imagine a time when they weren’t a part of the company. But the truth is that the Studio was founded in 2007 and is just now celebrating its 10th anniversary year! Surf through this slideshow from their sold-out performance of opera scenes this

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Tenor Mackenzie Gotcher in the Spotlight


Mackenzie Gotcher makes his Wolf Trap debut as Cavaradossi in a new production of Puccini’s Tosca at the Filene Center on July 14, 2017.  He’s a self-confessed “dark and stormy” nerdy tenor who loves doing character research and discovering rare operas! What aspects of your role in this summer’s opera are natural fit with your personality and/or

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