Recitative Seminar

Each summer, WTO’s Artist in Residence convenes a panel of his or her industry colleagues to discuss issues of concern to the opera community and the young artists of Wolf Trap Opera. This signature seminar is called Recitative – the name of a musical style in opera that is straightforward and to the point, qualities that this artist panel discussion shares. Topics often include new media, career development, competitions, artist management, and industry trends.

The 2016 Recitative seminar convened by Artist in Residence Alan Held will be held on Saturday, June 25 at the Center for Education at Wolf Trap at 3 pm. Admission is free and no reservation is required.


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During the 2015 season, Artist in Residence Michelle DeYoung moderated a discussion with colleagues from across the industry, including stage director Jose Maria Condemi, conductor Grant Gershon, soprano Yvonne Gonzales Redman, and bass-baritone Alfred Walker.

In 2014, Artist in Residence Eric Owens moderated a panel including mezzo-soprano and WTO alumna Michelle DeYoung, LA Opera Senior Director of Artistic Planning and WTO alumus Joshua Winograde, Metropolitan Opera Creative Content Producer William Berger, and Stage Director Eric Einhorn.