The Wolf Trap Opera Company presents the world premiere of The Inspector, a comic opera commissioned from John Musto and Mark Campbell, the same team that brought us the opera Volpone. In this Classical Conversation with Nicole Lacroix, librettist Mark Campbell and Wolf Trap Opera Company Director Kim Witman describe the evolution of a new opera...from commission to workshop, to earning a place in the repertoire. The Inspector opens April 27th, and continues April 29th and May 1st at the Barns at Wolf Trap.
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 →