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 inciting such anger and hurt a decade after the original post is truly heartbreaking.
Audition attire should consist of clothing that makes you feel and sing your best.
The core values of Wolf Trap Opera have always been to empower and advocate for singers in the most constructive and supportive manner possible. We are committed to continuing to live these core values every day and I welcome the chance to continue the dialogue with you.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lee Anne Myslewski
Vice President, Opera and Classical Programming
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts