Wolf Trap Opera

The Future of Opera

July 28, 2011
by Kim
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Move On

Tonight’s Vocal Colors concert at Wolf Trap (to be reprised Thursday evening at the Phillips Collection) felt like the soundtrack to this whole crazy, hectic and beautiful summer. Heartfelt Vaughan Williams, luscious Poulenc, cringeworthy Tom Lehrer, raw Mahler, and the … Continue reading

June 28, 2011
by Kim
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Aria Jukebox!

An audience of Wolf Trap donors, housing hosts, and frequent ticket-buyers made their own one-of-a-kind concert on Sunday. 52 songs were offered, 13 were chosen. (I was simultaneously stoked and terrified of playing Rachmaninoff’s “Spring Waters” in 5 flats, but … Continue reading

July 19, 2010
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The Song Recipe

The process of preparing an opera is largely additive. Learn the role inside-out, annotate and memorize.  Then show up for rehearsal.  Add blocking, props, costumes, sets, orchestra.  Amplify and enhance until the glorious whole is bigger than the sum of … Continue reading