ADVISORY: This Friday at Wolf Trap, Opera Performance to Feature First Test of Supertitles on Mobile Devices, Google Glass; David Pogue to Perform in Carmen

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Media invited to cover performance, pre-show activities on lawn; great weather, full house expected. Advanced arrangements required for broadcast media to access Park.

WHAT: At a performance of the popular opera Carmen, Wolf Trap will undertake the first large-scale demonstration of new supertitle technology that allows audiences to follow the narrative of a performance from their mobile, tablet or Google Glass™. At the same performance, technology journalist and opera aficionado David Pogue will join the cast as an onstage “extra” outfitted in costume and Google Glass to give the Wolf Trap audience a first-of-its-kind perspective of the Filene Center stage.

Thousands will attend the performance at Wolf Trap’s 7,000-seat Filene Center, and several hundred are expected to choose to test the technology during the performance. A section of the lawn will be designated especially for those wearing Google Glass. A press release with additional background about this event may be found at

WHEN: Friday, July 25, 2014
    6:45 p.m. – Gates to Park open; patrons arrive to picnic, connect their mobile devices; interviews available
    8:15 p.m. – Performance begins; news media may shoot up to 15 minutes of performance
    9:35 p.m. – Intermission; media may interview patrons

WHERE: Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts –Filene Center
1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Va., 22182

WHO: Wolf Trap Opera with the National Symphony Orchestra and The Washington Chorus; technology expert David Pogue on stage; a diverse audience of opera fans and newcomers; technophobes and technophiles, including hundreds to test mobile technology; dozens of Google Glass Explorers.

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES: Print, broadcast and online outlets may attend and cover this event. Prior arrangements through the Wolf Trap Public Relations Office are necessary for media outlets to access the Park. Interviews available by arrangement.


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