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SUMMER 2019

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Looking back, looking forward


The Wolf Trap Opera 2019 season closed with a roaring production of Rossini’s Barber of Seville. The weather was glorious, the singing resplendent, and the laughter from the audience was riotous. It was the perfect culmination of a fantastic summer!   As wonderful as this summer was, however, it’s time to turn our thoughts to the

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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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