Wolf Trap Unveils Summer 2024 Slate

By David Salazar

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts has announced the first set of performances that it will present this summer. Here is a rundown of the classical vocal showcases on offer.

First up is “Emily: A Musical Portrait,” centering on Emily Dickinson. Audiences will hear songs by Copland and Ricky Ian Gordon. The show is created by pianist Christopher Allen and directed by Johnathan McCullough. It features Wolf Trap Opera alumni.

Performance Date: April 5, 2024

Next comes Weill’s “sung ballet” “Seven Deadly Sins” with the National Orchestral Institute + Festival. They are joined by Wolf Trap Opera’s emerging opera singers.

Performance Date: June 1, 2024

Then comes “Joyfully Together,” featuring The Washington Chorus, Alexandria Harmonizers, Japanese Choral Society of Washington, and National Children’s Chorus. Santino Fontana hosts the showcase.

Performance Date: June 1, 2024

“Steven Blier and Friends” features an evening of Spanish song with such artists as Amanda Batista, Andrew Gilstrap, Midori Marsh, and Laureano Quant.

Performance Date: June 2, 2024

Wolf Trap Opera will present “Così fan tutte.”

Performance Date: June 21 – 29, 2024

Mezzo Jamie Barton will perform a recital.

Performance Date: July 14, 2024

Ruth Reinhardt leads the National Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Soloists includeKeely Futterer, Gabrielle Beteag, Ricardo Garcia, and Blake Denson.

Performance Date: July 12, 2024

The National Symphony Orchestra will present “La Bohème.”

Performance Date: July 19, 2024

Wolf Trap Opera will present “Silent Night.”

Performance Date: August 9-17, 2024