The work that WTO does on its home stages reflects its core mission: To discover and promote the finest emerging talent in the opera field. Whether inside at The Barns at Wolf Trap or on the big amphitheatre stage of the Filene Center, the company relies on the venue’s  resources to mount the quality productions that have become a hallmark of its training and reputation.

Although the center of WTO’s programming remains on the Wolf Trap campus, the company is increasingly fortunate to be able to reach beyond these boundaries to touch new audiences and share new perspectives. These exciting additional performance opportunities and the partnerships that encompass them are the essence of UNTRAPPED.

UNTRAPPED performances take WTO artists into various communities in the larger D.C. area, bringing the thrill of live vocal music to new places and unexpected spaces.


Halcyon By the People Festival

Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins

National Orchestra Institute + Festival

Pops Extravaganza
Bernstein’s Songfest

The Phillips Collection

Vocal Colors Recitals

Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods

Listen, Wilhelmina!