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Classical Conversations

Intimate conversations with world-renowned musicians, here at the Classical WETA studios.

Classical WETA's on-air hosts interview prominent classical music performers, composers and artists in this series of intimate audio conversations recorded for ClassicalWETA.org.

Marie-France Lefèbvre and Mireille Asselin

Marie-France Lefèbvre and Mireille Asselin

Classical WETA's Nicole Lacroix talks with Marie-France Lefèbvre and Mireille Asselin about the two short operas on Wolf Trap's double bill this August.

Maya Lahyani

Maya Lahyani

Mezzo-soprano Maya Lahyani talks with Classical WETA's afternoon host Bill Bukowski about performing Carmen at Wolf Trap Opera.

Elizabeth Schulze

Elizabeth Schulze

Classical WETA's Nicole Lacroix talks with National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute conductor Elizabeth Schulze.

Adkins-Newman Duo

Adkins-Newman Duo

Classical WETA's Deb Lamberton talks with violinist Elisabeth Adkins and her husband, pianist Edward Newman.

Steven Blier

Steven Blier

Classical WETA's Deb Lamberton talks with pianist and vocal coach Steven Blier about what makes a good song and his secret coaching techniques.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet talks with Classical WETA's Deb Lamberton about Ravel's Pianto Concerto in G Major.

Emil de Cou

Emil de Cou

Maestro Emil de Cou talks to WETA's Nicole Lacroix about the NSO's accompaniment of Fantasia at Wolf Trap.

Javier Arrey - Photo credit: Arielle Doneson

Javier Arrey and Jennifer Black at the Castleton Festival

David Ginder chats with Javier Arrey (Giovanni) and Jennifer Black (Donna Elvira) about what makes Castleton different and what makes Giovanni tick.

Bass-Baritone Eric Owens. Credit: Dario Acosta

Eric Owens at Wolf Trap Opera

Eric Owens, Wolf Trap Opera’s first-ever Artist-in-Residence, spoke with Marilyn Cooley about the Wolf Trap experience.

Anthony Eversole

Baritone Anthony Eversole

Baritone Anthony Eversole talks about singing the role of the U.S. Consul Sharpless in Madama Butterfly at the Castleton Festival.