Wolf Trap Opera Training Program 1980

It must’ve been a crazy summer. From big star appearances in Falstaff (Donald Gramm) and Fledermaus (Anna Moffo) to the unthinkable challenge presented by Sarah Caldwell’s Der Vampyr – I’m sure a good time was had by all.

In addition, the young artists made what I believe was their first foray in the woods over at Wolf Trap National (then “Farm”) Park. In the Saturday Operas in the Park series, they mounted productions of Hansel and Gretel and Weill’s Down in the Valley – bare bones, but with a small orchestra and enough sets and costumes to warrant legit design credit in the playbill.

Young Artists of the 1980 WTOTP

Jennifer Baron
Lynn Beckstrom
Marnie Clark
William J. Eichorn
Marvin Finnley
Stephanie Friede
Vaughn Fritts
Marsha Henderson
Beverly Hoch
Kathryn Karassik
Christopher Leo King
Bruce Kramer
Ellen Lang
Peter Lightfoot
Paul Milkie
Rodney Miller
Neil Nease
Stephen Owen
Sandra Ruggles
Christina Schadeberg
Steven Schnurman
Linda Wall
Peter Schroeder
Roger Wangerin

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