The Castleton Festival includes opera, chamber music, and orchestral performances open to the public, and behind the scenes is a whirlwind of activity and learning. Among the opportunities is CATS, the Castleton Artists Training Seminar, where young performers have voice lessons with world-renowned faculty, acting technique instruction, language studies, and much more. A second-year “CAT” is young soprano Melissa Chavez, who stopped into the Classical WETA studios to tell Marilyn Cooley about her experiences at the Castleton Festival.
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 →