A daring new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream kicked off the 1976 WTC season at the Filene Center. Directed by David Alden and conducted by John Moriarity, it featured all 16 members of the Company roster. (Guest artists were engaged for Oberon and Puck.) Young artists making their Wolf Trap debuts included John Cheek and Peter Strummer.
The fairy chorus came from the National Cathedral School, and it boasted a young singer named Garnett Bruce, who went on to direct two productions for Wolf Trap Opera over 25 years later. (It also included my friend Ned, to whom I give a shout-out:))
The Washington Post said that “The Wolf Trap Company proved so beguiling that each scene seemed to move out into the house and capture the beholders.”