Wolf Trap News

The Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced the roster of emerging artists and renowned vocal coaches engaged for the 13th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Under the leadership of program director Michael Heaston, the Domingo- Cafritz Young Artist Program continues to increase its number of performances throughout the season and expand its training regimen to include mentorship by its returning Artist in Residence, the acclaimed American soprano Deborah Voigt. Additional faculty members include voice teachers Diana Soviero and William Stone; guest vocal coaches Be?ne?dicte Jourdois, Kathleen Kelly, and Danielle Orlando; career consultants Ken Benson and Matthew Epstein; and guest drama coaches Peter Kazaras and Alan Paul, among others. The new class of young artists will participate in several world premiere productions during the 2014-2015 season as part of (more...)

Sarah McLachlan Performs Today on LIVE with Kelly and Michael
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan will perform the song 'Beautiful Girl' from her new album 'Shine On' today on Live with Kelly and Michael. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet Opens Box Office for the 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Pacific Northwest Ballet opens its Box Office for 2014-2015 ticket sales on Monday, July 21. As is its tradition, PNB is offering a special money-saving deal for early-bird ticket-buyers, to celebrate the company's 42nd season: Pay no service fees on tickets purchased thru July 31.* Tickets (as well as money-saving subscriptions) may be purchased either by phone (206.441.2424), online (PNB.org) or in person at the PNB Box Office, 301 Mercer Street at Seattle Center. (more...)

Wolf Trap Opera to Present Bizet's CARMEN, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Wolf Trap Opera presents Bizet's Carmen for one night only, Friday, July 25 at 8:15 pm at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. See below for ticketing information. (more...)

Wolf Trap Opera Presents Bizet's 'Carmen' for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Wolf Trap Opera presents Bizet's Carmen for one night only, Friday, July 25 at 8:15 pm at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sara Bareilles Plays to Capacity Crowd at Wolf Trap, Displays Enviable Musicianship
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 15, 2014

Simply sensational is but one way to describe Ms. Bareilles. (more...)

BWW Reviews: National Symphony Orchestra, Morrison, and Benanti Bring Broadway to Wolf Trap
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 11, 2014

Yes, it's National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) at Wolf Trap season again in the DC Metro Area. Last night's offering featured the NSO, Matthew Morrison, and Laura Benanti taking on some classic Broadway showtunes with a few pop hits thrown in for good measure. (more...)

City of Fairfax Theatre Company Presents PIPPI LONGSTOCKING, 7/18-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Grab your hat and join the fun as pirates, circus entertainers, a few cops and robbers, and the world's most popular whippersnapper come to life this summer in the City of Fairfax Theatre Company (CFTC) and Truro Anglican Church's rollicking and whimsical Pippi Longstocking: The Family Musical, running July 18-19 and July 25-26, 2014 at Lanier Middle School. (more...)

'OK Glass, Get Opera': Wolf Trap to Introduce New Titling Technology at CARMEN Performance, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

The future of the arts takes center stage on July 25 at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, when Wolf Trap Opera unveil Figaro Systems' new supertitle technology that allows audiences to follow the narrative of a performance from their mobile, tablet or Google Glass. The July 25 production, Bizet's classic opera Carmen, will also feature technology journalist and opera aficionado David Pogue as an onstage “extra” outfitted in costume and Google Glass to give the Wolf Trap audience a first-of-its-kind perspective of the Filene Center stage. See below for production and ticketing information. (more...)

Sean Watkins 4th Solo Album 'All I Do Is Lie' Out Today Via Roaring Girl Records
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

During a nine year recording hiatus from his Grammy award winning band Nickel Creek, singer/songwriter/guitarist Sean Watkins released his third solo album Blinders On, teamed up with Switchfoot singer, Jon Foreman, to form the band Fiction Family, as well as co-founded the experimental supergroup Works Progress Administration (WPA). In addition, for the last decade Sean & his sister Sara Watkins (also from Nickel Creek) have hosted a monthly residency at the Hollywood club, Largo, for their popular music show, Watkins Family Hour, which has featured guests such as Fiona Apple, Jackson Browne, Booker T, Grant Lee Phillips, John C. Reily, among many others. (more...)

Wolf Trap Presents Lionel Richie with Special Guests CeeLo Green, Bizet's Carmen, Sarah McLachlan, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Wolf Trap Presents Lionel Richie with Special Guest CeeLo Green, Bizet's Carmen, Sarah McLachlan, and Darius Rucker with Special Guest Joel Crouse. All Shows at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia 22182. (more...)

Lucius Shares TEARS FOR FEARS Cover, Rdio Session, and Announces International Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Brooklyn's Lucius will release a special edition Genevieve 7' vinyl on July 1 via Mom + Pop/Dine Alone Records. The vinyl will be available to purchase in the band's online store. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Big Voices, Not Big Names, Reign at the Met Summer Recital Series Opener in Central Park
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 27, 2014

I'd call it “love at first sight” (or, more properly, “first hearing”), but this wasn't the first time I'd heard mezzo Jamie Barton. And I certainly hope it won't be the last. Her performances at opening of this year's Summer Recital Series from the Metropolitan Opera at Central Park's SummerStage in New York, on June 23, were sensational. She grabbed the audience by the lapels and refused to let go. (more...)

Pushcart Players to Lure RED RIDING HOOD AND OTHER STORIES to Wolf Trap, 8/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's acclaimed touring theatre for young audiences presents Red Riding Hood and Other Stories on Friday August 1 and Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 10:30 am at Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Vienna, VA. (more...)

Colbie Caillat to Return to Filene Center, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Grammy Award-winning pop star Colbie Caillat returns to the Filene Center stage on September 7 for a season closing performance. Tickets to the show go on sale Saturday, June 28 starting at 10 am. (more...)

Pearl Cleage Kicks Off 4th Collision Project for Teens, Based on THE GRAPES OF WRATH; Performances Set for 7/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Twenty students gathered at the Alliance Theatre today to begin the thirteenth annual Collision Project. This diverse group of teenagers from around the metro Atlanta area will explore a classic text under the guidance of a professional playwright. The Pulitzer Prize winning American realist novel The Grapes of Wrath will serve as the source text that will inspire a new performance piece developed by the students. Under the guidance of the Alliance Theatre's Mellon Playwright in Residence, best-selling author, Pearl Cleage, students will explore John Steinbeck's themes of home, family, environment, and income inequality and examine how these themes are manifested in modern times. (more...)

Wolf Trap Announces Performances for July 14-20, Includes Sara Bareilles, Huey Lewis, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Wolf Trap Presents Sara Bareilles with Special Guests Lucius and Emily King; The Fray with Barcelona and Oh Honey; Straight No Chaser; Tchaikovsky, Ravel & Rossini; 2001: A Space Odyssey; and Huey Lewis & the News with Special Guest Marc Broussard (more...)

Sara Bareilles & More Among Wolf Trap's Upcoming Performance Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

All Shows at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia 22182 (more...)

Wolf Trap Opera Welcomes 2014 Artist in Residence Eric Ownes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Wolf Trap Opera (WTO), a top residency program for emerging opera professionals, welcomes internationally renowned bass-baritone Eric Owens as its first Artist in Residence. (more...)

Wolf Trap Opera Welcomes 2014 Artist in Residence Eric Owens
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Wolf Trap Opera (WTO), a top residency program for emerging opera professionals, welcomes internationally renowned bass-baritone Eric Owens as its first Artist in Residence. (more...)

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