Wolf Trap Opera

Attend a performance at the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera Chicago, or any top opera house and you’re likely to see a Wolf Trap Opera alumnus. Wolf Trap Opera is a coveted gig for young singers. Its summer residency program offers emerging artists one of the best training and performing experiences in the nation.

For audiences

WTO offers first-rate productions in Wolf Trap’s incomparable settings. (Nothing quite like opera in a cozy 18th-century barn or outdoors in a pristine national park.)

For future leaders

Wolf Trap is also a summer destination for future leaders in opera production. Fellows and interns play an integral role behind the scenes—creating costumes, coaching singers, assisting directors, and making it all come together.

For fans

For both serious and budding opera fans, Wolf Trap Opera offers opportunities to connect with artists and learn more about the music and craft. Watch for pre-performance talks, podcasts, and special events.

Denyce Graves

Internationally-renowned opera star, and Wolf Trap Opera alumnus, Denyce Graves returns to the Filene Center to sing with the National Symphony Orchestra.

WTO Alumni

Wolf Trap Opera alumni can be found working in every top opera house in the US, Europe, and beyond. Patrick Summers, Artistic and Music Director, Houston Grand Opera, says: “When I hear that a young artist has spent a summer at Wolf Trap, I pay attention.”