How does being in a rock band in high school prepare you for a career in opera? Find out, as baritone Aleksey Bogdanov chats with Classical WETA's Nicole Lacroix about his experiences as a member of Washington National Opera's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist program. From juggling avocados to being Zarastro's right hand man in Mozart's Magic Flute, Aleksey tells us what it's like to be a young opera singer...looking forward to performing with Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony, and to the Young Artists' March 15th production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the Kennedy Center Opera House.
Classical WETA’s online station VivaLaVoce presents classical vocal music in all its forms, from the Middle Ages to the present, 24 hours per day. Featuring Opera, Choral Music, and Art Song, the station offers something for everyone who loves vocal classical music.Learn more →
Author Sue Eisenfeld discusses the creation of Shenandoah National Park, which involved displacing thousands of longtime residents from Virginia's Blue Ridge mountains.Watch now →