Wolf Trap Company 1975: Overview

Summer 1975 comprised three productions at the Filene Center  (Roberto Devereux, Kismet and The Crucible), and one at the satellite venue at Madeira School (Albert Herring).  The Company’s young artists also had the privilege of performing excerpts from Copland’s The Tender Land with the National Symphony under Antal Dorati.

Throughout the mid-70’s, the Company young artist roster telescoped, as the focus narrowed to classically-trained singers from its initially broad singer/actor/dancer demographic in 1971. This year’s roster numbered 25 singers (see below), and the Wolf Trap training experience was becoming increasingly detailed and targeted.  1975 season staff included an amazing young pianist named Steven Blier.

Members of the 1975 Wolf Trap Company

Donnie Ray Albert
Evan Bortnick
J. Scott Brumit
Susan Chastain
Judith Christin
James Courtney
Michael Philip Davis
Patricia De Carmine
Warren Ellsworth
Allan Glassman
Marsha Hunter
Judith James
Margaret Johnson
James Maddalena
Deborah Martin
Janice Meyerson
Robert Orth
Nan Polanski
Robert Schimek
Dean Schoff
Susan Smith
Patricia Lynne Stone
Stephen Swanson
Christine Whittlesey
Karen Yarmat

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