Wolf Trap Opera

Photo by Rob Wallace

Wolf Trap Opera’s UNTRAPPED series, in partnership with NOI+F, takes thrilling vocal music to spaces beyond the company’s Northern Virginia home. These talented vocal artists have performed critically-acclaimed concerts with the NOI+F Philharmonic including Maurice Ravel’s comedic L’heure espagnole, George Gershwin's iconic Porgy and Bess and Leonard Bernstein's picturesque Songfest.

Since its inception in 1971, Wolf Trap Opera has provided important opportunities for our nation’s most promising emerging professional opera singers. As one of America’s most highly regarded residency training programs, Wolf Trap Opera perfectly combines two key goals of Wolf Trap Foundation’s mission: to foster the next generation of young artists and to present performances of exceptional quality.

Wolf Trap Opera provides aspiring young singers with outstanding training and performance opportunities that are not readily available elsewhere, serving singers of exceptional achievement and potential who are ready to make the transition to full-time professional careers. Each season singers are selected through a highly competitive nationwide audition process, the most extensive talent search of any program of its kind. In addition to the young professional singers, the company also features the work of emerging designers, directors and conductors; and provides opportunities for aspiring stage managers, administrators, coaches, stage directors and technical theater professionals.