Preshow Talks | Wolf Trap

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.

2019 Barns Opera Preshow Talks

The World Turned Upside Down: Merlin’s Island/The Emperor of Atlantis
Saturday, June 22 – 6:30 pm
Wednesday, June 26 – 6:30 pm
Friday, June 28 – 6:30 pm
Sunday, June 30 – 2:00 pm

Ariadne auf Naxos
Friday, July 19 – 6:30 pm
Sunday, July 21 – 2:00 pm
Wednesday, July 24 – 6:30 pm
Saturday, July 27 – 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.

The Barber of Seville 
Friday, August 9 at 7:15 pm