Behind the Curtain: Family Day at the Opera

This morning, enthusiastic children and their families were treated to our first Family Day event – a special collaboration between Wolf Trap Opera & Wolf Trap Education!

Participants had a chance to…

… have a photo taken on the Midsummer Night’s Dream set ….


… make their own fairy masks (here, a young participant working under the guidance of Daniel Billings, WTOC Filene Young Artist)…

… watch a member of the fairy chorus (Maura O’Reilly, a member of the Arlington Children’s Chorus) getting her stage makeup done (by WTOC hair and makeup artist Dori BeauSeigneur) …

… try out the Fairy Periscope backstage right…

… make some music on the orchestra celesta…

… and run the supertitle translations from the balcony booth!

Many many thanks to the artists and staff who showed up at 9am on the day after a show and were so gracious with these families.  And a special shout-out to Ryan Taylor for making the whole event run so seamlessly :)

Go Team Family Day! (and Happy Birthday to Arts & Crafts Goddess Catherine, sporting her fun and stylish fairy mask)

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