The National Philharmonic, in partnership with the Wagner Society of Washington, DC, will present Wagner’s rarely-heard early opera Rienzi in a concert version on Saturday October 3 at the Music Center at Strathmore. Starring in the title role is 2014 International Wagner Competition winner Issachah (pronounced “issa-KYE-ah”) Savage, a former Washingtonian who made his Metropolitan Opera debut in April. Issachah, a dramatic tenor, spoke with Classical WETA’s Marilyn Cooley about his background and training, and the first time he met the late soprano Evelyn Lear.
Historian Garrett Peck discusses the history of brewing in the nation's capital. D.C.'s beer heritage dates back to 1770 and claims some very innovative brewers.Watch now →