Wolf Trap Opera at the Filene Center
Ticket Price: $25-$75
Wolf Trap Opera
National Symphony Orchestra
Grant Gershon, conductor
The Washington Chorus, Julian Wachner, Music Director
A Kay Shouse Great Performance

Wolf Trap Opera and the National Symphony Orchestra in a thrilling tale of love, lust, and desire. New production, fully staged and costumed with custom video projection design. Sung in French with English supertitles.

Only lawn seats are left for this performance.
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Lawn patrons: Get MobiTxt™ Captions on Your Smartphone or Google Glass™

At this performance, Wolf Trap will unveil new supertitle technology with the help of Figaro systems and MobiTxt. Bring your Google Glass, tablets, and smartphones to the device-friendly zone on the right side of the lawn for easy viewing of the supertitles on your mobile device. Instructions to connect your device are below, and you'll also receive these instructions at the Park.

In-house seating and the left side of the lawn will be device-free, with supertitles projected on the stage. 

We encourage all patrons to be considerate of your fellow audience members: please silence your phone, disable any automatic screen-dim functions, and dim the brightness of your screen (also saves battery).

Smartphone/Tablet Instructions:

  • Go to Settings / WiFi: MobiTxt
  • This is a closed network: no internet access available.
  • The landing page directs you to the webpage displaying captions in your browser.
  • You can change the text size by zooming.
  • Having trouble? Use the following link in your browser:
  • Only devices with a strong, clear signal will be able to connect.
  • Remember to disable any automatic screen-dim functions.

Google Glass Instructions:

  • Download the free "URL2Glass" app from the Google Play Store.
  • Open "URL2Glass," type and send this link to Glass. When it arrives in your timeline, "pin" it.
  • Go to Settings / WiFi: MobiTxt
  • Click on the timeline link.

Get a Glass-Eye View of Carmen!

The Carmen production team and cast (including guest cast member David Pogue) will be capturing behind-the-scenes photos and videos throughout the performance. Join them on the journey at: 



Backstage footage and photos will be available before the show. New content will be added at intermission and after the performance!

Note: Lawn patrons using wireless captions will need to disable MobiTxt to access these sites during intermission. 


Carmen is one of the world’s most popular operas, featuring dramatic and memorable arias including the sultry “Habanera,” the passionate “Flower Song, ” and the virile “Song of the Toreador.” With its vibrant colors and evocative images, this new Operascape* production created for Wolf Trap's beautiful outdoor amphitheatre will transport you to Spain.

*Operascape productions are fully staged, with custom-designed video projections and costumes.

Approximate running time 2.5 hours

Marketing Ring

Featured Performers

  • National Symphony Orchestra
  • "First rate conductor” Grant Gershon (Opera News) is the resident conductor of LA Opera and music director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

Carmen set


Carmen, a gypsyMaya Lahyani, mezzo-soprano
Don José, a corporalKevin Ray, tenor
Escamillo, a bullfighterNorman Garrett, baritone
Micaëla, a country girlMelinda Whittington, soprano
Zuniga, a lieutenantRyan Speedo Green, bass-baritone
Moralès, a corporalJoo Won Kang, baritone
Frasquita, a gypsyMireille Asselin, soprano
Mercédès, a gypsyVirginie Verrez, mezzo-soprano
Le Remendado, a smuggler Robert Watson, tenor 
Le Dancaïre, a smugglerTobias Greenhalgh, baritone

Carmen set


Conductor – Grant Gershon
Director – Tara Faircloth
Video Projection Design – S. Katy Tucker
Costume Design – Rooth Varland
Lighting Design – Mark Stanley
Language Consultant – Marie-France Lefebvre 


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Carmen set
Images courtesy of S. Katy Tucker

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Students Save 50%!

Students receive 50% off in-house tickets. Tickets must be picked up at will call with a valid Student ID.