Wolf Trap announces diverting 2020 summer season

Wed Feb 12, 2020 at 10:40 am
Hans Werner Henze’s Elegy for Young Lovers will be performed at Wolf Trap Opera Company July 19-25.

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announced its concert offerings for its summer season. The big classical news is the season offered by Wolf Trap Opera Company, including stagings of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (June 21 to 27) and Hans Werner Henze’s Elegy for Young Lovers (July 19 to 25) in the Barns. The National Symphony Orchestra will accompany the company’s young singers in Puccini’s La Bohème (August 7) at the outdoor Filene Center.

As usual the National Symphony Orchestra will make a few other appearances at the outdoor Filene Center. Gemma New returns to the NSO podium, in a program centered on Gershwin’s Concerto in F with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, on July 17. Thomas Wilkins conducts Holst’s The Planets, paired with violinist Bomsori Kim in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto on July 23. The NSO will also accompany some film screenings and popular music stars.

Visiting artists coming to Wolf Trap this summer include the Hong Kong Ballet, performing Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland) on June 16. The Richmond Ballet presents its choreography to the music of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana on August 25, accompanied by the Richmond Symphony and Chorus.

Tickets go on sale to the general public 10 a.m. February 22. wolftrap.org; 703-255-1868

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