Posts Categorized: Blog

Ready, Set, Monologue!

If you’re preparing for a Wolf Trap Opera Studio audition, you are probably thinking about what monologue to offer. (And – inside your head – you’re probably cursing us for requiring one.) Don’t despair. Read on for some advice and resources (including some links that caused me to fall down a most enjoyable monologue internet rabbit

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West Coast First!

And so it begins. The deadline to apply for an audition in Los Angeles is tonight (September) 5 at midnight! Midwest is next: Chicago deadline is next Tuesday, September 12. (Photo above shows your astute yet friendly WTO audition panel in Chicago last year.) Go here for complete timelines and information on our October audition tour. RESOURCES Looking

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WTO 2017: Kim’s Version

Once again, the summer has drawn to a close, and I am regretting the lack of personal commentary in this space over the last few months. So much to do, so much to tell you about. Ultimately, we have to choose the former over the latter. But now that it’s over, I hope you’ll indulge this

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#TBT Carmina!

Today, just a little throwback to last week’s Carmina Burana performance at the Filene Center. In the midst of a dramatic and rare summer nor’easter, the National Symphony Orchestra, a mass community choir of 250 singers, conductor JoAnn Falletta, and three amazing WTO alumni hit it out of the park. Thanks to Brian Mulligan, Nicholas Phan 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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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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Rossini Recipe

These amazing people + vocal fireworks + shenanigans = La pietra del paragone. Don’t miss it. Back tomorrow with some more serious content :)

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The Virtues of Virtuosity

This rare comic opera by the young (20-year-old!) Rossini has really captivated us, and we can’t wait to put it on the stage. Today, I refer you to the digital version of a piece written by Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Roger Pines. Roger introduced me to La pietra del paragone over 20 years ago, and he’s kind

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Tenor Jonas Hacker in the Spotlight

What makes tenor Jonas Hacker tick? Pink Floyd, Alfredo Kraus, Radiohead and “Come scoglio” among other inspirations! Which experience(s) most influenced your decision to become a professional singer? What’s the earliest point in your life that you can identify in pointing you in this direction? I think my dad was my greatest influence in becoming

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