December 6, 2009 § 1 Comment
The Wolf Trap Opera Company Honored With GRAMMY Nomination for Recording of John Musto's Volpone
Comic Opera Unfaithfully Based on Ben Jonson's Classic Comedy Nominated in 'Best Opera Recording' Category
VIENNA, Va., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts proudly announces a GRAMMY nomination in the category of 'Best Opera Recording' for Volpone, a piece commissioned by the Foundation and performed by the organization's nationally renowned Wolf Trap Opera Company. Unfaithfully based on Ben Jonson's 17th century comedy, this new opera revives the great tradition of comic opera through the eyes and minds of composer John Musto and librettist Mark Campbell. Volpone is the only U.S. opera recording nominated, John Musto is the only American composer in this category, and Volpone is the only 21st-century work represented.
Recorded at The Barns at Wolf Trap, Volpone was conceived, written and designed specifically for the intimate 375-seat historic theater. This production represents a truly integrated Wolf Trap effort, featuring cast members from the opera company's 2007 summer residency program, CD booklet design by Foundation staff, and an independent release via the burgeoning Wolf Trap Recordings label. The recording is available for purchase via, iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby.