In his last two appearances as General Director of Washington National Opera, Placido Domingo will star with Patricia Racette in the Company's production of Gluck's Iphigenie en Tauride May 6-28 . Maestro Domingo will also conduct Donizetti's comedy Don Pasquale May 13-27 for the season finale. Classical WETA's Nicole Lacroix chatted with Placido Domingo about his 15-year tenure at WNO, his remarkable work ethic, and how he manages to appear in 2 operas at the same time.
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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 →