It’s the day of the announce, y’all. Pick your delivery system:
The News Hound
You love a good press release. All the facts, no fuss, in one place. Go get it.
You’ve loved coming to WTO performances in the past, and you crave the day/date/time and sexy promo teaser language for this summer’s operas. Start here.
The Opera Nerd
What and where isn’t enough. You want to know how. You’re in luck:
The Marriage of Figaro. Time for a brand-new old-fashioned June wedding at The Barns. Figaro hasn’t gotten married there since 1986… Bits and pieces of this production will make a reappearance in July, as Figaro, Susanna, the Almavivas and Cherubino come back in…
The Ghosts of Versailles! DC-area premiere. See it here. There have been epic productions at the Met (1991 premiere) and just last month at LA Opera. But the streamlined version created for the 2009 productions at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and the Wexford Festival opened up this endlessly fascinating piece to smaller venues. And with 42 roles, Ghosts is ideal for a resident company of artists like Wolf Trap’s.
Madama Butterfly. A Wolf Trap Opera premiere. In a new scenic design with custom video projections. And, of course, with the power of the National Symphony.
Verdi’s Aida in Concert. A brand new project: concert opera with old friends. Alumni of Wolf Trap Opera sing on every major stage across the country and around the world. And this summer, four of them – all Metropolitan Opera Artists – return for this Aida with the NSO.
The Family Member
If you’ve gotten this far, you’re one of us. After what, where, when, and how, you will allow me to tell you why. And I can step outside my professional demeanor and get SO EXCITED!!!
The “why” is, of course, all bound up in these people. Our biggest artist roster in over 3 decades. (The linked page is just a list, but take a moment to click through to some of the artists. Great folks.) We fanned out across the country and found these amazing young singers, and we have the privilege of spending a summer with them, making music and telling stories. It doesn’t get any better than that.