Posts Categorized: Blog

Heinz 57 post (catch-up)

This is a short update, to both apologize for the lack of posting and to fill you in – albeit briefly – on our doings here at WTO. As you can see from the schedule above, we’re at critical mass. Each color represents a different project, each column represents a different space: rehearsals, fittings, coachings,

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First Day of School: Studio Edition

Imagine this: you’re a young singer, recently armed with a diploma that attests to the time and energy you’ve spent over the last six years. That piece of paper represents hours of practice time, language coachings, stage time at your university, scholarly papers submitted and countless tests taken and passed. Now what? How do you

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And so it begins.

We were delighted to welcome our first group of artists to Wolf Trap Opera this weekend. It wasn’t a moment too soon! Our winter and spring workflows are robust, but it’s quiet work. We have many colleagues and patrons who ask what we do outside the summer season, whether we’re employed year-round, and how we

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Introductions are in Order: Lee Anne Myslewski

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. This month, we’re going to introduce you to your new WTO team. Lee Anne Myslewski first got to know WTO through their Internship program; she was a participant in 2004,

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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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