The 2013 Castleton Festival--the Festival's 5th season--spans most of the month of July. Along with The Girl of the Golden West, Poulenc, Mahler, Britten, and Tchaikovsky, is Verdi's Otello. Castleton favorite Joyce El-Khoury is Desdemona. Classical WETA morning host David Ginder chats with her about the critical importance of trust during performance, her personal attraction to the Suor Angelica role a few seasons ago, and the importance of a coach.
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 →