Wolf Trap Opera this summer includes Handel's highly successful (during his lifetime, and today) Giulio Cesare. Performances at The Barns are June 27th and 29th, and July 1st, 2014. Classical WETA weekday morning host David Ginder speaks with the conductor of the Handel, Antony Walker, about encouraging young singers at Wolf Trap, the special challenges of Baroque opera, and the difficulty of countertenors singing roles that were written for castrati.
WETA looks back at the people and events of the 1980s — the disorderly decade that saw Washington's emergence as a true global capital.See all broadcast times →
Garrett Peck, author of "Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C." discusses the history of brewing in the nation's capital.Watch video →
WETA Channel 26 hit the Washington airwaves on October 2, 1961, when station manager George Baker introduced viewers to WETA's inaugural broadcast, The New Era.Watch first broadcast →