The summer season at the national park, located in Virginia near Washington, D.C., opens on May 26. The National Symphony Orchestra will give a series of performacs led by Wolf Trap Festival conductor Emil de Cou; soloists include Itzhak Perlman and Ren_e Fleming.
A world-premiere dance work, choreographed by Ronald K. Brown for African American modern dance companies Evidence and Philadanco, will pay homage to women around the world seeking liberation.
The Wolf Trap Opera Company presents three new productions, including the American premiere of Telemann's Orpheus, Rossini's Le Comte Ory, and a new production of The Marriage of Figaro.
The company will also presents two recitals with Steven Blier of the New York Festival of Song and a concert version of Gounod's Romeo et Juliette in collaboration with the National Symphony Orchestra.
Other highlights include jazz crossover legends Al Jarreau and George Benson; singer Bonnie Raitt; a new collaboration by Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint; and the 17th Annual Louisiana Swamp Romp.