The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts’s Opera this week announced  that internationally renowned bass-baritone Eric Owens (247) will serve as its first artist in residence, working in individual and group sessions with this year’s young artists during the 2014 season. “An alumnus of Wolf Trap’s Filene Young Artist program, the Grammy Award-winning Owens has carved a unique place in the opera world as an esteemed interpreter of classic works and a champion of new music,” WTO wrote on its website.

Owens’ residency at the Vienna, Va., facility will include joining the 2014 Filene Young Artists a singing opera highlights with Kim Witman at the piano Sunday July 13 at 3 p.m. Ticket price includes a wine and cheese pre-concert reception beginning at 2 pm.

Owens has been recognized with the 2003 Marian Anderson Award, second prize in the Plácido Domingo Operalia Competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions,  the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition and other honors. He was featured on the 2012 Grammy-winning recording of John Adam’s Doctor Atomic.

The late Catherine Filene Shouse,  a leader in education, politics, women’s affairs, and international affairs, in the late 1960s gave the U.S. government land that became its only national park dedicated to the performing arts,  Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.

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