Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts has announced the first shows of its Summer 2017 season, including the Wolf Trap Opera (WTO) season, and symphony and dance programming.
Wolf Trap Opera’s expanded season features new works, company premieres, cross-disciplinary partnerships across the region, and a roster of some of opera’s most promising young talents. The schedule includes five fully staged productions, including two operas by contemporary composer Philip Glass in his 80th birthday year.
The WTO season opens at The Barns at Wolf Trap with the company premiere of Rossini’s rarely performed The Touchstone (La pietra del paragone), a classic Rossinian opera buffa. Also at The Barns, WTO will present a double-bill featuring contemporary American composers’ interpretations of fables: Philip Glass and Robert Moran’s eerie The Juniper Tree, based on the Brothers Grimm story, is paired with John Musto’s comic and poignant Bastianello, based on an Italian folktale. At the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park, WTO takes center stage in a one-night-only performance of Puccini’s Tosca with the National Symphony Orchestra.
Wolf Trap Opera’s expanded season includes five fully staged productions and UNTRAPPED, a new initiative built on artistic partnerships
The Washington-area music community – including Wolf Trap Opera alumni, Choral Arts, The Washington Chorus, and the Children’s Chorus of Washington – to come together at Wolf Trap for a massive Carmina Burana, welcoming the National Symphony Orchestra’s new Music Director, Gianandrea Noseda, as part of his inaugural weekend celebrations. Also:
Tickets for all announced performances go on sale Saturday, March 18 at 10:00 a.m. Opening day specials include $10 lawn and $20 rear orchestra seats for all performances by the National Symphony Orchestra, as well as Gustavo Dudamel and the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and Pilobolus.
Young At Arts, Wolf Trap’s accessibility initiative which offers free youth tickets to select performing arts events, will continue in 2017. An roster of eligible performances will be announced on March 28. Additional performances for the 2017 season, including all Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods shows, will be announced April 6.
An opera, symphony and dance calendar, production information and casting, and a full WTO artist roster can be found here.Tags: Children’s Chorus of Washington, Filene Center, Philip Glass, Washington Chorus, Wolf Trap, Wolf Trap Opera