Have you ever thought that Wagner’s hero, Siegmund from The Valkyrie has a lot in common with our own Superman? Dr. Glenn Winters, Community Outreach Musical Director for Virginia Opera, shows us how Wagner’s operas influenced a lot of American legends. From magic swords to lightsabers, from The Valkyrie to Star Wars, Dr. Winters has a lot of fun with Wagner. Virginia Opera’s The Valkyrie is at George Mason University Center for the Arts, Friday February 18 at 8 and Sunday, February 20 at 2 pm.
The WETA Guide spotlights the special places and happenings in the Greater Washington area. For both the newcomer and the long-time resident, this television series is a great introduction to the region's many highlights.Learn more →
This WETA TV 26 production explores the history, mission and daily operations of Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for more than 400,000 Americans. This revered place honors the dead and brings great meaning to the living.Watch now →
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