Posts Categorized: 2016 Season

Lucretia on WETA

Just a quick reminder to tune in to Classical WETA 90.9 FM at 1 pm tomorrow, Saturday, May 27, to hear a radio broadcast of our 2016 production of Benjamin Britten’s Rape of Lucretia.

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We’re On the Radio!

Catch a radio broadcast of our 2016 production of Gassmann’s L’Opera Seria this Saturday (May 20) at 1:00 on fabulous Classical WETA 90.9! (Featuring commentary by yours truly…) This is the production that prompted Opera News to report “Just when you think Wolf Trap Opera can’t keep churning out imaginative and surprising productions, darned if it doesn’t happen again.” And don’t

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Opera Beyond The Barns: Lucretia

WTO’s video streaming initiative continues with our June 2016 The Rape of Lucretia!  The Washington Post called it “an intense wallop of a well-sung production.” It was that and more. We were terrifically proud of this show and of its corresponding Lucretia Project events.  The production featured a powerful ensemble cast: J’Nai Bridges, Will Liverman, Brenton Ryan, Kerriann Otaño, Christian Zaremba,

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Afterword

This wasn’t supposed to be a silent summer. It was full to overflowing with wonderful stories, beautiful music, and even better people. But for the first time in 12 years, I wasn’t able to write. In early June, my brother died, and it left me unable to do much of anything except grieve and take

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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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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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See Lucretia

First, the facts: See Lucretia Wednesday, June 1 (tomorrow!) 7:00 pm (preceded by reception at 6:30) McLean Project for the Arts at McLean Community Center National Gallery of Art Assistant Curator Alexandra Libby will describe how artists during the Renaissance and Baroque periods were drawn to this dramatic story for its imbedded messages of morality,

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The Barns Go British

A sumptuous romantic quartet. Elegant classical arias. A bawdy lute song. Frothy G&S. Iconic Elgar and Vaughan Williams. Sophisticated jazz. Beautiful ballads. And Lennon & McCartney. Delivered by Summer, Clarissa, Jonas and Shea. Oh, and illuminated by the encyclopedic wisdom, signature wit and astonishing musicianship that is Steven Blier. Tomorrow and Sunday (May 28/29) at The Barns.

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Death by Aria!

Imagine this. You arrive at your new job and have barely figured out who is who and what is where. And one of the first things you do is stand up in front of your new colleagues and bosses to deliver 5 minutes of what you believe to be your best work. Welcome to Death by Aria.

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