2015 Season Highlights

Madama Butterfly

Experience Puccini’s heartbreaking masterpiece of passion, honor, and sacrifice with Wolf Trap Opera and the National Symphony Orchestra in this new staged and costumed production with custom video projections.
  • Friday, Aug 07 | 8:15 PM
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Verdi's Aida in Concert

Venture into Ancient Egypt with the majestic music of Verdi’s grand opera Aida, sung by Metropolitan Opera artists and Wolf Trap Opera alumni Michelle DeYoung, Marjorie Owens, Carl Tanner, and Scott Hendricks.
  • Friday, Jul 24 | 8:15 PM
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The Ghosts of Versailles

To rewrite history and save Marie Antoinette from the guillotine, the famed playwright of The Marriage of Figaro and The Barber of Seville stages an opera for the ghost queen that can reverse her fate. Don’t miss this comic opera-within-an-opera in which the ghosts from the Court of Louis XVI tempt life, death, politics, love, and destiny.
  • Friday, Jul 10 | 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, Jul 12 | 3 PM
  • Wednesday, Jul 15 | 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, Jul 18 | 7:30 PM
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The Marriage of Figaro

In one crazy day in the Almaviva household, Figaro and Susanna must devise and disguise their way to thwarting the Count’s plans of ruining their happiness. Originally banned for suggesting a servant could outwit his master, this political play turned beloved comic opera tells a moving tale of love, forgiveness—and an immensely chaotic wedding day—through sublime music and wry humor.
  • Friday, Jun 12 | 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, Jun 14 | 3 PM
  • Wednesday, Jun 17 | 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, Jun 20 | 7:30 PM
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The Rodgers Family—A Century of Musicals

Three generations of American musical theatre in one family – from Richard Rodgers’ Oklahoma to Mary Rodgers’ Once Upon A Mattress and Adam Guettel’s A Light in the Piazza.
  • Saturday, Aug 01 | 3 PM
  • Sunday, Aug 02 | 3 PM
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From the blog

Auditions: Before the Singing

We’ve talked a bit about what happens outside the audition room. Now let’s turn our attention toward what happens between the door and the first note… Greetings Don’t spend a lot of time obsessing about how to relate to the audition panel. Auditions aren’t cocktail parties, and other than avoiding the appearance of being extraordinarily... Continue Reading