2017 PERFORMANCES

Orff: Carmina Burana
Beethoven: Emperor Concerto
National Symphony Orchestra
Orff: Carmina Burana
Beethoven: Emperor Concerto
National Symphony Orchestra

The National Symphony Orchestra, a massive community chorus, and Wolf Trap Opera alumni come together for Orff’s epic Carmina Burana. Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho, winner of the 2015 Chopin Competition, opens the program with Beethoven’s magnificent “Emperor” concerto.
  • Friday, Jul 28 | 8:15 PM
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Listen, Wilhelmina!
A New Mini Musical
Commissioned by Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts


Mary Gresock
Little Miss Muffet goes to the Opera!
Listen, Wilhelmina!
A New Mini Musical
Commissioned by Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts


Mary Gresock
Little Miss Muffet goes to the Opera!

Wilhelmina, Wallis, and Winston the Wombats are ready for their very first concert at Wolf Trap! The stage! The instruments! The maestro! But what is the audience supposed to do? With help from Ranger Nat, these three wombat friends learn how much fun music-making can be when they open their ears to listen. This interactive mini-musical is a perfect way to introduce children to the concert experience.Ranger Badge
  • Wednesday, Jul 19 | 10:30 AM
  • Thursday, Jul 20 | 10:30 AM
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Puccini’s Tosca
Wolf Trap Opera
National Symphony Orchestra
Puccini’s Tosca
Wolf Trap Opera
National Symphony Orchestra

Caught up in a world of political intrigue and corruption, Puccini’s fiery diva is trapped between her allegiance to her rebel lover and a treacherous police chief who will stop at nothing to possess her. The explosive conflict between these three unforgettable characters comes to a hair-raising conclusion in one of opera’s most popular, suspenseful, and unforgettable dramas.
  • Friday, Jul 14 | 8:15 PM
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Master Class with Simon O'Neill
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Master Class with Simon O'Neill

Each season’s Filene Artist in Residence holds a public master class, offering Wolf Trap Opera’s singers guidance on style, performance enhancement, language, stagecraft, and more. Attendance at this class is open to the public—aspiring singers and opera aficionados welcome.
  • Monday, Jul 10 | 7 PM
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Aria Jukebox
Aria Jukebox

An afternoon of opera highlights curated by the audience and sung by Wolf Trap Opera soloists. Come to the preshow reception to vote for the arias of your choice!
  • Sunday, Jul 09 | 3 PM
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Studio Spotlight
Studio Spotlight

Studio Artists shine in their own program of opera scenes and highlights, including excerpts by Puccini (La bohème), Strauss (Ariadne auf Naxos), Ravel (L’heure espagnole), Mozart (Don Giovanni), Varney (The Musketeers), Britten (Billy Budd) and more.
  • Saturday, Jul 08 | 7:30 PM
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Rossini
The Touchstone
Rossini
The Touchstone

Touchstone (noun) 1. a piece of fine-grained stone used to test the purity of gold 2. a test or criterion for determining the genuineness of a thing

In this sparkling Rossini comedy, a wealthy man devises a test to separate his true friends from those who love him only for his money.
  • Saturday, Jul 01 | 7:30 PM
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Mahler’s Fourth
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic
Mahler’s Fourth
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic

A frequent guest of the National Orchestral Institute + Festival, conductor Asher Fisch returns to lead Bartók's tempestuous ballet score to The Miraculous Mandarin and Mahler's Fourth Symphony. Wolf Trap Opera Filene Young Artist Madison Leonard is the featured soprano soloist.
  • Saturday, Jun 24 | 8 PM
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Philip Glass
The Fall of the House of Usher
Wolf Trap Opera & Halcyon Stage
Philip Glass
The Fall of the House of Usher
Wolf Trap Opera & Halcyon Stage

Roderick Usher, the reclusive heir to the Usher fortune, resides with his ill twin sister in their decaying ancestral home. When Roderick’s old friend visits, relationships are tested and secrets are unearthed.
  • Saturday, Jun 17 | 8:30 PM
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Pop-Up @ Union Market
Wolf Trap Opera & Halcyon Stage
Pop-Up @ Union Market
Wolf Trap Opera & Halcyon Stage

Join Wolf Trap Opera for a surprising and sublime two-hour series of short opera and chamber music pop-ups.
  • Saturday, Jun 10 | 12 PM
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Four of a Kind
4 singers, 4 hands
Steven Blier & Wolf Trap Opera Soloists
Four of a Kind
4 singers, 4 hands
Steven Blier & Wolf Trap Opera Soloists

The four sections of the program—German, French, Argentine, and American—will include both solo showpieces and quartets. This intimate concert will take place on the house level of The Barns, surrounded by the audience.
  • Saturday, Jun 03 | 3 PM
  • Sunday, Jun 04 | 3 PM
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POPS EXTRAVAGANZA - A Night at the Theater
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic
POPS EXTRAVAGANZA - A Night at the Theater
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic

Wolf Trap Opera Studio Artists join Cincinnati Pops conductor John Morris Russell and the NOI Philharmonic in the opening concert of the 2017 National Orchestral Institute + Festival.  This high-energy evening will feature an array of audience favorites from the worlds of opera, theater and Broadway.
  • Saturday, Jun 03 | 8 PM
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