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.
This documentary charts the District's rise from the ashes of the 1968 riots to its emergence as a world-class city, featuring first-hand accounts from those who shaped the events of the time.Learn more →
Classical WETA 90.9 FM showcases notable new (or newly reissued) CDs each week. Hear selections from the CD on-air throughout the week, and check online to learn more about the artist and the music.Learn more →
On a snowy night in 1965, Hyattsville, Maryland's DeMatha Catholic High School defeated Lew Alcindor's Power Memorial Academy in what many call the greatest high school hoops game ever played.Learn more →
Enjoy this step through time charting WETA's history from its founding in the 1950s as an educational television station, the addition of a public radio station, and evolution into a major national producer for PBS.See timeline →