Leave it to Guiseppe Verdi to take a classic tragedy by Shakespeare and make it even more powerful and heartrending.
This week's show features performances of Haydn and Brahms by the Takács Quartet, one of the world's foremost string quartets.
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Wolf Trap Opera's 2015 production of The Ghosts of Versailles, which played to sold-out houses and garnered critical acclaim, is available for free online viewing until September 22, 2016.
"To be a composer, you have to be a fanatic," said the openminded artist, who journeyed through styles, countries and decades.
Who needs the Olympics? Renee Montagne talks with music commentator Miles Hoffman about the intense world of classical music competitions.
You might not know Marni Nixon's name, but you've probably heard her. Nixon dubbed the voices for Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady, Natalie Wood in West Side Story and Deborah Kerr in The King and I.
In this age of Twitter and Snapchat, we boil essays down to 140 characters, and videos can be no more than a handful of seconds. But what about a classical concerto? Can it be boiled down?
An odd little tune the outgoing British prime minister sang in front of No. 10 Downing St. has inspired a bit of analysis — and a rash of arrangements and tributes.
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Who is your classical composer personality match?
Paul Curran directs La boheme at Wolf Trap
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Hear the next generation of classical champions as talented teens from across the nation play the classics in concert.
Tune in to Classical WETA 90.9 FM on the first Wednesday of each month at 9 p.m. for performances from the National Symphony Orchestra's archives.
WETA Arts spotlights and celebrates visual and performing art in Greater Washington and around the nation.
Test your classical music IQ by clicking the play button to listen to the sound clips. Identify the composer for each piece and reveal your score!
Explore the "pizza renaissance" taking place around Greater Washington.
Art instructor Roey Ebert helps guide budding young artists step-by-step through the painting process in the new how-to series Roey's Paintbox.
Learn about our area's rich past with WETA's local history blog!
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