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Turning the Corner: Strauss to Rossini


It’s been a busy week here at the Trap! We’ve been in technical rehearsals for Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos, which opens tomorrow (Friday, July 19) at The Barns. The production is set in the time period in which the piece was written, and there are beautiful homages to the work of visual artist Gustav Klimt and

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Come as you are.


Dear opera community,   I hear you.   The feedback on the 2009 What (Not) to Wear blogpost has been difficult to read. Wolf Trap Opera has been stewarded by female leadership for 20 years, and to see something that we wrote to demystify the audition process in the style of a then-popular tv show

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Wolf Trap Opera Music Staff

Wolf Trap Opera Music Staff


Each summer we are visited by some of the best collaborative pianists in the industry; they join us from across the country bringing their musicianship, language specialties, and love and knowledge of the operatic repertoire, which infuse each production with the musical nuance you’ve come to expect at Wolf Trap. They work in the rehearsal

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