Date(s) - 07/23/2016
The Barns at Wolf Trap
The Barns at Wolf Trap 7:30pm, Sunday at 3pm $32-88
Before Mozart and Salieri there was Florian Gassmann. Following highly acclaimed productions in Paris and Berlin, Wolf Trap Opera presents the American premiere of Gassmann’s 1769 comic sendup of traditional 18th-century opera. Go behind the scenes during an opera premiere. From the three star sopranos, whose translated names are Smirking, Out-of-Tune, and Purple-Face, to the insecure composer and stereotypical stage mothers, no one is spared. With daggers drawn and everyone looking for glory, success is by no means assured.