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Changing Lanes

The last several months have forced us –individuals, the opera industry, and our larger communities – to pivot. A crucial, pervasive part of those pivots has been to take stock; examining what we usually do in the light of present circumstances, and to frame all forward action against the dual goalposts of our new reality

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Looking Forward

There’s a quote by Bishop Desmond Tutu that keeps floating to the top of my consciousness this spring. “The only way to eat an elephant is a bite at a time.” As someone whose mental processes tend to conflate and connect thoughts and issues and ideas into one large vat of mental stew? Well, it’s

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A reimagined Wolf Trap Opera 2020

April 21, 2020 Dear Wolf Trap Opera Community, I write this hoping that you and your loved ones are all healthy and safe, and that you’re caring for yourselves during this truly unprecedented time. We find ourselves at a particular moment when the shared musical experiences that we live for and that our artists and

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Introductions are in Order! Jon DeVries

We are thrilled to introduce you to the newest member of the Wolf Trap Opera team! Jon DeVries joined us in early January 2020 to take on the role of Coordinator, Company Management; he keeps our finances in order and our artist services on point. If you need a refresher on the rest of the

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World Opera Day!

This art form of ours is pretty incredible, isn’t it? I’m not sure that there’s another method of incorporating both the fullness of the entire artistic spectrum and the fullness of the human experience. Opera allows for both grand spectacle and the very most intimate, vulnerable moments in the same genre…often within the context of

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Halloween Inspiration: WTO Style

To help you celebrate October | Halloween | Hauntober | Spooktober, might we suggest one of the following resources? Option 1: You’re looking for a party soundtrack that has less to do with a booty-shaking beat and more to do with terrifying your friends and neighbors. You’re in luck! Download (available as of October 18, but

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What are you wearing?

We’ve seen just about half of you on the audition tour as we wrap up New York, and, as the halftime show is a break from regularly scheduled programming to provide entertainment and spectacle, we thought we’d give you (and ourselves) a break from the musical content and provide something more fashion oriented. It’s fun

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Update from the Road

Hello friends!We are hearing auditions this week in New York City, at the lovely National Opera Center. It’s our third stop: we started in Los Angeles last week, and took a rather indirect route to get to Houston in the wake of Tropical Storm Imelda. It feels like a bit of luxury to unpack our

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Summer 2019: Process.

Fun fact about yours truly: when I was choosing college programs of study, I only auditioned for one school. I wanted to be a writer, a novelist or poet. Writing was one of the two tools that I had for making sense of the world; it was my way of breaking down feelings, situations, actions

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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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