Wolf Trap announces details of summer season

Thu Feb 07, 2019 at 5:30 am

Richard Strauss’s “Ariadne auf Naxos” will be performed in the 2019 Wolf Trap season.

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announced the opera, classical music, and dance programming for its upcoming summer season today. Wolf Trap Opera Company presents two relatively rare productions in the renovated Barns: Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos and a double-bill of Gluck’s Merlin’s Island and Ullmann’s The Emperor of Atlantis.

A more populist offering, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, will be presented at the outdoor Filene Center, in a production from Houston Grand Opera. Steven Blier also marks his 25th anniversary of presenting concerts with Wolf Trap Opera young artists with two performances at the Barns. The company will again present its artists in other venues, including a Gershwin concert and Ravel’s L’heure espagnole with the National Orchestral Institute at the Clarice.

Gianandrea Noseda makes his Wolf Trap debut this summer with the National Symphony Orchestra on July 26, conducting a program of Tchaikovsky and Beethoven with violinist Ning Feng. Visitor appearances include the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, celebrating their 140th anniversary; American Ballet Theatre dancing Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake; and Lebanon’s Caracalla Dance Theatre in a program that includes One Thousand and One Nights.

Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. February 23. wolftrap.org

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