Artistic Staff and Faculty | Wolf Trap

Artistic Staff and Faculty

WTO Staff CompositeFor 3 months every summer, industry-leading conductors, directors, designers, production managers, artistic directors, coaches, and guest faculty gather at Wolf Trap to make great opera and mentor up-and-coming singers.

In 2020, Wolf Trap welcomes artistic staff and faculty from The Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and dozens of other companies from across the U.S. and around the world.
 

 


GUEST ARTISTS

CAMERON ANDERSON
Scenic Designer – La bohème

MARY BIRNBAUM
Director – Eugene Onegin

STEVEN BLIER
Director, Pianist and Arranger – Te Adoro: Latin Theater Songs
New York Festival of Song (Artistic Director), The Juilliard School, Steans Institute at Ravinia, San Francisco Opera, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

BEN GERNON
Conductor – La bohème

ROBERTO KALB
Conductor – Elegy for Young Lovers

GRACE LAUBACHER
Scenic Designer – Eugene Onegin

JOSEPH LI
Pianist – Te Adoro: Latin Theater Songs
Houston Grand Opera, Arizona Opera, Minnesota Opera, Aspen Music Festival, Rice University, Baylor University

ARNULFO MALDONADO
Scenic Designer – Elegy for Young Lovers

CRYSTAL MANICH
Director – La bohème

ANNE NESMITH
Wig and Makeup Designer – Eugene Onegin, Elegy for Young Lovers, La bohème
Saito Kinen Festival, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Opera
Philadelphia, Arena Stage, Ford’s Theatre

DAVID PAUL
Director – Elegy for Young Lovers

STEPHANIE RHODES RUSSELL
Conductor – Eugene Onegin

MARK STANLEY
Lighting Designer – La bohème
New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, Paris Opera Ballet, Boston Lyric Opera, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

SARA JEAN TOSETTI
Costume Designer – Eugene Onegin, Elegy for Young Lovers

COURT WATSON
Costume Designer – La bohème

TBD
Lighting Designer – Eugene Onegin, Elegy for Young Lovers

TBD
Choreographer – Eugene Onegin

TBD
Fight Choreographer – Eugene Onegin


MUSIC STAFF

JOCELYN DUECK
English Diction Consultant

DAVID HANLON
Assistant Conductor, Vocal Coach

YELENA KURDINA
Russian Diction Consultant

JUSTINA LEE
Vocal Coach
University of Maryland, The Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, Seattle Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis

JOSEPH LI
Vocal Coach, Music Administrator
Houston Grand Opera, Arizona Opera, Minnesota Opera, Aspen Music Festival, Rice University, Baylor University

NATE RASKIN
Vocal Coach
The Metropolitan Opera, Chautauqua Institution, Aspen Music Festival

ELLEN RISSINGER
Chorusmaster, Vocal Coach

NICOLÒ SBUELZ
Italian Diction Consultant
Sarasota Opera, Merola Opera Program, Aspen Music Festival, Accademia del Teatro alla Scala, Opéra de Lyon


PRODUCTION STAFF

BRANDON EHRENREICH
Assistant Stage Manager – La bohème

KRISTIN KELLEY
Assistant Stage Manager – Eugene Onegin

RACHEL HENNEBERRY
Production Stage Manager – La bohème
Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Utah Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Pittsburgh Opera

JULIE MARIE LANGEVIN
Production Stage Manager – Eugene Onegin
Assistant Stage Manager – La bohème
Boston Lyric Opera, Des Moines Metropolitan Opera

SARA PRINCE
Production Stage Manager – Elegy for Young Lovers

SAVANNAH VALIGURA
Assistant Stage Manager – Elegy for Young Lovers
Madison Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Members of AGMA appear through the courtesy of the American Guild of Musical Artists, AFL-CIO.


CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
GUEST FACULTY

DEBORAH BRINBAUM
Breath Technique
The Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, Washington National Opera

CASEY CALEBA
Stage Combat
Washington National Opera, Arena Stage

JASON FERRANTE
Voice Technique
New York City Opera, Wexford Festival, Bard Summerscape, Florida Grand Opera

CORY LIPPIELLO
Casting Insight
Lyric Opera of Chicago, The Atlanta Opera, New York City Opera

TIFFANY SORICELLI
Finances & Budgeting
Virtuoso Artists
 

THIS PROGRAM MADE POSSIBLE IN PART THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF ANNE R. KLINE AND GEOFFREY POHANKA


ORCHESTRA STAFF

PHIL SNEDECOR
Contractor

MARICA FARABEE
Librarian
 

WTO's year-round staff includes Lee Anne Myslewski (Vice President), Morgan Brophy (Assistant Director, Artistic Administration), Rachel Stanton (Assistant Director, Artistic Operations), and Jon DeVries (Coordinator, Company Management). They are joined every summer by Wolf Trap Foundation staff Timothy McCormick (Director of Production for The Barns). 
 

Lee Anne MyslewskiWolf Trap Opera’s Lee Anne Myslewski

Lee Anne Myselwski has been an integral member of Wolf Trap’s Opera and Classical Programming team since 2006, hearing over 7,500 auditions and helping to cast the last 13 seasons of Wolf Trap Opera. She conceived of the UNTRAPPED series of programming in 2016 which has featured artistic partnerships with the Shakespeare Theatre, Taffety Punk, Halcyon, AMP at Strathmore, as well as ongoing partnerships with The Phillips Collection, the Library of Congress and the National Orchestral Institute + Festival. 

Myslewski also created the Artistic Advisor position for Chamber Music at The Barns collaborating with an artist or ensemble of significant influence in the field to help identify performers and repertoire for the acoustically superb Barns at Wolf Trap.