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 amphitheater 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 DC area, bringing the thrill of live vocal music to new places and unexpected spaces.


Wolf Trap Opera UNTRAPPED Online

The Touchstone - streaming now
(La pietra del paragone)
Music by Gioacchino Rossini
Libretto by Luigi Romanelli
Presented at The Barns at Wolf Trap in June and July 2017.

The Juniper Tree - streaming now
Music by Philip Glass & Robert Moran
Libretto by Arthur Yorinks
Based on the Grimm Fairy Tale
Presented at The Barns at Wolf Trap in August 2017.

Roméo et Juliette - streaming July 7
Music by Charles Gounod
Libretto by J. Barbier and M. Carré
Presented at The Barns at Wolf Trap in July 2018.

Bastianello - streaming July 21
Music by John Musto
Libretto by Mark Campbell
Presented at The Barns at Wolf Trap in August 2017.

Merin's Island - streaming August 4
Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Libretto by Louis Anseaume, based on Lesage and D'Orneval's Le monde renversé

Idomeneo - streaming August 18
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Giambattista Varesco

The Emperor of Atlantis - streaming September 1
Music by Viktor Ullmann
Libretto by Peter Kien