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The Juniper Tree

Wolf Trap Opera Company


No. of reviews: 2

Exploring the silliest and darkest sides of marriage at Wolf Trap Opera
14 Aug 17 / Washington Post
The fully staged productions are a wonderful treat for any opera fan
13 Aug 17 / DC Metro Theater Arts
Bastianello

Wolf Trap Opera Company


No. of reviews: 2

Exploring the silliest and darkest sides of marriage at Wolf Trap Opera
14 Aug 17 / Washington Post
The fully staged productions are a wonderful treat for any opera fan
13 Aug 17 / DC Metro Theater Arts
Tosca

Wolf Trap Opera Company


No. of reviews: 1

Cheers for ‘Tosca’ at Wolf Trap
17 Jul 17 / Washington Post
La pietra del paragone

Wolf Trap Opera Company


No. of reviews: 4

A colorful production at the Barns at Wolf Trap
8 Jul 17 / Opera News
Rarely heard Rossini comedy proves a delightful discovery at Wolf Trap
28 Jun 17 / Classical Review
Rossini's The Touchstone triumphs at Wolf Trap
28 Jun 17 / Bachtrack
‘The Touchstone’ is a deservedly forgotten opera. Wolf Trap makes a case for remembering it
28 Jun 17 / Washington Post
The Fall of the House of Usher

Wolf Trap Opera Company


No. of reviews: 2

Wolf Trap Opera offers a Terpsichorean, goth take on Glass’s “Fall of the House of Usher”
19 Jun 17 / Classical Review
Philip Glass in a warehouse, with lots of goth kids
19 Jun 17 / Washington Post
La bohème

Wolf Trap Opera Company


No. of reviews: 1

Strong ‘La Bohème’ at Wolf Trap makes a good case for more opera there
8 Aug 16 / Washington Post
L'Opera seria

Wolf Trap Opera Company


No. of reviews: 3

Wolf Trap's L’Opera Seria is the opera everyone needs to see
21 Jul 16 / Washington City Paper
The pleasure of parody: delightful Opera seria at Wolf Trap
19 Jul 16 / Bachtrack
Tastes change, but backstage behavior is as bad as ever
18 Jul 16 / Washington Post
The Rape of Lucretia

Wolf Trap Opera Company


No. of reviews: 3

Louisa Muller's staging was simple and dramatically effective
16 Jun 16 / Ionarts
Wolf Trap puts on a solid production of a tough-to-love opera
15 Jun 16 / Washington City Paper
A powerful opera about a horrible subject
13 Jun 16 / Washington Post
Madama Butterfly

Wolf Trap Opera Company


No. of reviews: 2

Young people, grown-up voices
12 Aug 15 / Washington Post
Summer migration for Emerging Artists in Madama Butterfly at Wolf Trap Opera
12 Aug 15 / Bachtrack
Aida

Wolf Trap Opera Company


No. of reviews: 2

Michelle DeYoung's Amneris was fawning, venomous, deceitful, and yet ultimately sympathetic
8 Aug 15 / Ionarts
Wolf Trap Opera brings back alumni for big-gun ‘Aida’
27 Jul 15 / Washington Post
The Ghosts of Versailles

Wolf Trap Opera Company


No. of reviews: 4

Ghosts, Ginsburg given justice as summer delights
8 Aug 15 / Classical Voice North America
This production is as silly as it is masterful
15 Jul 15 / DC Metro Theater Arts
Corigliano’s opera doesn’t do anything new
15 Jul 15 / Washington City Paper
A return to grand style for Wolf Trap Opera with ‘Ghosts of Versailles’
14 Jul 15 / Washington Post
An opera revisited, on a new scale
When the Metropolitan Opera decided to commission a new opera for its centenary, it went big — or at least its composer, John Corigliano, did. “The Ghosts of Versailles” took 12 years to write.
Le nozze di Figaro

Wolf Trap Opera Company


No. of reviews: 4

A charming production
8 Aug 15 / Ionarts
Wolf Trap Opera really is a good company for first timers
17 Jun 15 / Washington City Paper
A ‘Marriage of Figaro’ weds energy and delicacy, slapstick and pathos
15 Jun 15 / Washington Post
What a way to bring the fun back into weddings!
14 Jun 15 / DC Metro Theater Arts
Le Pauvre Matelot

Wolf Trap Opera Company


No. of reviews: 2

Wolf Trap closes season with surreal double-bill
13 Aug 14 / Ionarts
Wolf Trap Opera presents engaging French duo: Sailors and breasts
11 Aug 14 / Washington Post
Les Mamelles de Tiresias

Wolf Trap Opera Company


No. of reviews: 2

Wolf Trap closes season with surreal double-bill
13 Aug 14 / Ionarts
Wolf Trap Opera presents engaging French duo: Sailors and breasts
11 Aug 14 / Washington Post
Carmen

Wolf Trap Opera Company


No. of reviews: 2

The sound experience of this performance was disconcerting on many levels
13 Aug 14 / Ionarts
Wolf Trap Opera’s ‘Carmen’ could use a little more of the original’s edginess
28 Jul 14 / Washington Post
Giulio Cesare in Egitto

Wolf Trap Opera Company


No. of reviews: 2

Wolf Trap Opera, Castleton Festival launch unevenly but laudably on same weekend
30 Jun 14 / Washington Post
You can only sex up Baroque opera so much
29 Jun 14 / Washington City Paper
Falstaff

Wolf Trap Opera Company


No. of reviews: 2

Wolf Trap Opera closes season with Verdi's brilliant 'Falstaff'
15 Aug 13 / Baltimore Sun
Wolf Trap Opera’s ‘Falstaff’ is intimate and memorable
12 Aug 13 / Washington Post
La Traviata

Wolf Trap Opera Company


No. of reviews: 1

At Wolf Trap, ‘La Traviata’ plays out in ’20s Paris
22 Jul 13 / Washington Post
Il viaggio a Reims

Wolf Trap Opera Company


No. of reviews: 1

An evening that offers a lot of fun and a lot of good intentions
24 Jun 13 / Washington Post
The Rake's Progress

Wolf Trap Opera Company


No. of reviews: 1

‘Rake’s Progress’ at Wolf Trap highlights vocal talent
6 Aug 12 / Washington Post
Don Giovanni

Wolf Trap Opera Company


No. of reviews: 1

Storm’s power outages are a showstopper
3 Jul 12 / Washington Post
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An opera revisited, on a new scale
When the Metropolitan Opera decided to commission a new opera for its centenary, it went big — or at least its composer, John Corigliano, did. “The Ghosts of Versailles” took 12 years to write.
10 Jul 2015 / Washington Post
Wolf Trap Opera Company: The house that Kim built
Kim Pensinger Witman has worked at the Wolf Trap Opera Company for 30 years. “She’s sort of like this huge unheralded secret weapon,” said Ryan Taylor, general manager of the Arizona Opera.
13 Jun 2015 / Washington Post
Wolf Trap Opera to offer 'Traviata,' 'Falstaff, 'Viaggio a Reims'
The company, which features young, up-and-coming artists in productions that typically generate musical and theatrical sparks, will concentrate on Italian repertoire for its 2013 season.
6 Feb 2013 / Baltimore Sun
Opera endings can be the most difficult things to write
Wolf Trap lets audience choose the ending to Mozart's unfinished opera 'Zaide.'
10 Jun 2010 / Washington Post
Wolf Trap announces summer schedule
Wolf Trap's excellent opera company has cut back this summer to two staged productions - Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte" and Monteverdi's "Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria."
24 Mar 2009 / Washington Post