Preshow Talks

Barns Opera Preshow Talks

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One hour before each opera performance at The Barns, Wolf Trap Opera’s Kim Witman takes you Inside the Opera. Her lively 30-minute preshow talks help clarify complicated opera plots, give you a sampling of the music you’re about to hear, and introduce you to the artists and design of each production. Inside the Opera takes place at the Center for Education at Wolf Trap (next door to The Barns). Admission is free, and no reservation is required.

Schedule of Barns Opera Preshow Talks 2017

The Touchstone
Friday, June 23 – 6:30 pm
Sunday, June 25 – 2:00 pm
Wednesday, June 28 – 6:30 pm
Saturday, July 1 – 6:30 pm

The Juniper Tree Bastianello
Friday, August 11 – 6:30 pm
Sunday, August 13 – 2:00 pm
Wednesday, August 16 – 6:30 pm
Saturday, August 19 – 6:30 pm


Filene Center Pre-Performance Discussions

Preshow talks are also available for operas at the Filene Center, as part of the National Park Service’s Pre-performance Discussion program. They are held on the Old Farmhouse Lawn (to the left of the main gate) and begin one hour before curtain.

Tosca – Friday, July 14 at 7:15 pm