This spring, WNO is presenting its first complete Ring cycle by Richard Wagner. Learn more about this massive undertaking as Classical WETA hosts talk with performers.
The Metropolitan Opera's radio season concludes with a work by Mozart that uses spoken dialogue and separate musical numbers in the form of a Singspiel, or “sung play.”
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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.
History's most famous composers were as different from one another as any of their compositions, but which do you most closely resemble?
The new music ensemble from New York puts a bold, orchestral spin on that Beatles song you always skip over on the White Album.
Classical music DJ Terrance McKnight says there's a lot of improvisation going on right now, particularly in Harlem.
The show tells the story of the last night of the president's life. "We took the myth of JFK and we really attempted to make him mortal," librettist Royce Vavrek says.
With a career that began at age 7, the violinist became one of the 20th century's most beloved musicians and so much more than a virtuoso.
Alva Noë revisits Anri Sala's Ravel Ravel Unraveled, which was part of the artist's solo show at the New Museum in New York City.
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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.
This WETA TV 26 production explores the history, mission and daily operations of Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for more than 400,000 Americans. This revered place honors the dead and brings great meaning to the living.
Hear the next generation of classical champions as talented teens play the classics in concert.
Re:Dream is an immersive, digital-first project taking a look at what it means to "make it" in the 21st century.
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.
Do you know the bizarre story of how James McNeil Whistler's lavish "Peacock Room" came to the Smithsonian?
Enjoy this step through time charting WETA's history from its founding in the 1950s to becoming a major national producer for PBS.