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FORMER WTO FELLOW MOVES TO THE MET Former Coaching Fellow Thomas Lausmann (’99) leaves his post at the Vienna State Opera this summer to step into the position of Head of Music Administration at The Metropolitan Opera! But before he does, he’s coming back to Wolf Trap to coach this summer’s young artists in Ariadne auf Naxos.

WOLF TRAP IN EUROPE Wolf Trap Opera alumni converged at various major European opera houses in 2018–2019 as multiple Trappers appeared on the rosters of: Bavarian State Opera (Munich) – 7 alumni including Lawrence Brownlee (’01) and Simon O’Neill (’03)


Dutch National Opera (Amsterdam) – 12 alumni including Eric Owens (’94,’95), J’Nai Bridges (’15,’16) and

Congratulations are in order for Sasha Cooke (’07) on her

Ryan McKinny (’06,’08)

win for Best Opera Recording (The (R)evolution of Steve

Deutche Oper Berlin – 7 alumni including David Portillo

Jobs) and Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen (Studio ’17) on his win

(’09,’10) and Heidi Stober (’91,’92)

for Best Classical Compendium (Fuchs: Piano Concerto

Opernhaus Zürich – 9 alumni including Ailyn Pérez (’06)

‘Spiritualist’; Poems Of Life; Glacier; Rush).

and Tamara Wilson (’08)


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Wolf Trap Opera Summer 2019  

Wolf Trap Opera Summer 2019