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Wolf Trap Opera

Wolf Trap Opera, a summer residency program of Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, offers emerging professional singers one of the best career development and performing experiences in the nation.

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Check out the Insider Guide, Wolf Trap Opera's digital season book, for more information about the 2024 season. Read more
Taking opera to new places and unexpected spaces, UNTRAPPED comprises partnerships with other arts organizations in the Washington, DC area. Learn more
Each season’s Filene Artist in Residence holds a public master class at the Center for Education at Wolf Trap, offering Wolf Trap Opera’s young residents guidance on style, performance enhancement, language, stagecraft, and more. This class is open to the public—aspiring singers and opera aficionados welcome! Learn more

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

In 2015, Wolf Trap Opera embarked on a project to offer time-limited video streams of its productions at The Barns at Wolf Trap. In partnership with Blue Land Media, Classical WETA 90.9, and Wolf Trap Recordings, a new opera is made available every six months. Stream now

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