We lifted the three-year limit on our Filene Artist program, and invited back artists from the 2020 company to join us onstage during 2021. A few new (and returning) faces round out this year’s company. Repertoire was tailored to singer strengths, in our usual fashion.
With the educational landscape changing so dramatically in 2020, we reengaged the majority of our 2020 Studio Artists, to give them a more robust experience. Studio Artists will cover principal artists and sing in the ensemble; they will also engage with guest artists and faculty in a tailor-made curriculum.
Singers are the most visible part of any opera company, but much important work happens behind the scenes. Wolf Trap Opera’s Fellowship track provides entry-level professional experience for future leaders in directing, coaching, and conducting.
Each year, Wolf Trap Opera chooses one of its highly successful alumni to return as the Filene Artist in Residence. This master artist works with WTO’s young singers on both artistic and practical preparation for their careers. The 2021 Filene Artist in Residence is bass Morris Robinson.
For 3 months every summer, industry-leading conductors, directors, designers, stage managers, artistic directors, coaches, and guest faculty gather at Wolf Trap to make great opera and mentor up-and-coming singers.
Through its unique performance-based training program, Wolf Trap Opera has contributed to the career development of over 700 emerging singers. WTO alumni can be found working in every top opera house in the U.S., Europe, and beyond.