Francesca Zambello is Washington National Opera’s new Artistic Director. WNO opened its 2013-2014 season by celebrating the two-hundredth birthdays of two opera greats, Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi, and forVerdi’s bicentenary, Ms. Zambello created a brand-new production of The Force of Destiny, an opera that is not only a huge challenge, but also has a reputation of being “cursed.” She discusses her enthusiasm for “climbing the Verdi mountain” and her vision for both The Force of Destiny and the Washington National Opera with WETA’s Nicole Lacroix. The Force of Destiny runs October 12 through the 26th at the Kennedy Center Opera House. For more information, visit Kennedy-Center.org.
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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 →
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A big part of WETA's mission is to serve and educate the local community. That's why we have partnered with the Arlington Historical Society to tell stories about our area's past.Watch video →
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 →