One hour before each opera performance at The Barns, Wolf Trap Opera Vice President Kim Pensinger Witman takes you Inside the Opera. Lively 30-minute preshow talks help clarify complicated opera plots, provide a sampling of music, and introduce you to the artists and design of each production.

These 30-minute events take place at the Center for Education at Wolf Trap (next door to The Barns).
Free admission. Reservations not required.

2018 Barns Opera Preshow Talks

Idomeneo
Friday, June 22 – 6:30 pm
Sunday, June 24 – 2:00 pm
Wednesday, June 27 – 6:30 pm
Saturday, June 30 – 2:00 pm

Roméo et Juliette
Sunday, July 15 – 2:00 pm
Tuesday, July 17 – 6:30 pm
Thursday, July 19 – 6:30 pm
Saturday, July 21 – 6:30 pm

 

Filene Center Pre-Performance Discussions

Preshow talks are also available for operas at the Filene Center, as part of the National Park Service’s Pre-performance Discussion program. They are held on the Farmhouse Lawn (to the left of the main gate) and begin one hour before curtain.

Rigoletto
Friday, August 3 at 7:15 pm