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Preshow Talks

One hour before each opera performance at The Barns, Wolf Trap Opera 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 The Barns at Wolf Trap.
Free admission. Reservations not required.

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.


By attending a preshow talk at Wolf Trap, you agree to comply with all health and safety protocols that are in place at the time of the event. Wolf Trap’s COVID-19 protocols are subject to change based on the CDC, Virginia, and National Park Service policies. Please check the policies and guidelines prior to your event for the most up-to-date information.