One hour before each opera performance at The Barns, Wolf Trap Opera Vice President Kim Pensinger Witman takes you Inside the Opera. Lively 30-minute preshow talks help clarify complicated opera plots, provide a sampling of music, and introduce you to the artists and design of each production.

These 30-minute events take place at the Center for Education at Wolf Trap (next door to The Barns).
Free admission. Reservations not required.

2018 Barns Opera Preshow Talks

Friday, June 22 – 6:30 pm
Sunday, June 24 – 2:00 pm
Wednesday, June 27 – 6:30 pm
Saturday, June 30 – 2:00 pm

Roméo et Juliette
Sunday, July 15 – 2:00 pm
Tuesday, July 17 – 6:30 pm
Thursday, July 19 – 6:30 pm
Saturday, July 21 – 6:30 pm


Filene Center Pre-Performance Discussions

Preshow talks are also available for operas at the Filene Center, as part of the National Park Service’s Pre-performance Discussion program. They are held on the Farmhouse Lawn (to the left of the main gate) and begin one hour before curtain.

Friday, August 3 at 7:15 pm