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WTO Represents! Award Season

We’re taking a break from staff introductions to give a well-deserved shout-out to a number of Wolf Trap Opera alums who were honored for their artistry this spring. Roll out the red carpet! Soprano Ailyn Pérez (2006) was honored in April as a recipient of the 14th Annual Opera News Awards. Baritone Will Liverman (2015,

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Introductions are in Order! Morgan Brophy

Wolf Trap Opera has gone through some changes in the last month! With Kim Witman’s retirement, we’ve restructured a bit and added some team members. In April, we’re going to introduce you to your new WTO team. Morgan Brophy is no stranger to Wolf Trap Opera artists and patrons; she joined the team in 2014

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Introductions are in Order! Rachel Stanton

Wolf Trap Opera has gone through some changes in the last month! With Kim Witman’s retirement, we’ve restructured a bit and added some team members. In April, we’re going to introduce you to your new WTO team. Rachel Stanton is our new Assistant Director, Artistic Operations.  While she just officially joined our team this spring, Rachel is well known to us: she’s been an important part of our seasonal team since 2016! Rachel brings a love of systems, data and logistics to our operation. Between seeing 98 Degrees

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Introductions are in Order! Tehvon Fowler-Chapman

Wolf Trap Opera has gone through some changes in the last month! With Kim Witman’s retirement, we’ve restructured a bit and added some team members. In April, we’re going to introduce you to your new WTO team. We’ll start with Tehvon Fowler-Chapman, our Coordinator, Company Management. Tehvon joined our team in late spring of 2018,

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The Love Potion – On Stage at The Barns Next Weekend!

The sounds of singing don’t often fill our rehearsal hall in winter, but this year is an exciting exception! Our first collaboration with Washington Concert Opera features the story of Tristan and Isolde as you’ve never heard it before. Coming up quickly, on February 9 & 10!

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Save the Dates: Summer 2019

Even though repertoire and casting details aren’t available yet, I am happy to share next summer’s performance dates so you may consider them as you plan your opera festival and vacation travels. (Of course, I realize that without repertoire info attached, this is incomplete at best. So, no need to remind me… But some of

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Aria Frequency Lists Are Up!

Data nerds, rejoice, the aria lists from this fall’s audition tour are now available on our Audition Resources page. And, as a special bonus this year, the spreadsheet with tabs for all voice types is available as a Google Sheet for download, sorting, and churning here. A little under-the-hood info for those of you who follow and

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Upcoming: WTO Vocal Colors Recital in NYC

Going to be in NYC in a couple of weeks? Catch some sumptuous Wolf Trap Opera singing on Friday, November 9, when two of our 2018 Filene Artists — mezzo-soprano Megan Mikailovna Samarin and tenor Ian Koziara — take the stage at the National Opera Center, collaborating with WTO pianist/coach Joseph Li. The concert is part of Opera America’s Emerging Artist Recital Series,

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Change is Good

[tl;dr – I’m retiring this winter. Be happy for me!] I began writing in this space 14 years ago this fall. The blogosphere wasn’t very crowded in 2004, and it took me a while to explain and justify this relatively new medium to my Wolf Trap colleagues. At that time, web sites were surprisingly static

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Audition Tour: Home Stretch!

Want a glimpse of our travels to cities number 4 & 5 on this year’s tour? Miss the first installment? Los Angeles, Cincinnati, and Houston are here.

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