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.
Honored to Serve, a WETA TV 26 broadcast and community engagement initiative, spotlights those who serve in America's military and their families at home, and seeks to foster a deeper appreciation of the U.S. military and its history.Learn more →
This WETA TV 26 production explores the history, mission and daily operations of Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for more than 400,000 Americans. This revered place honors the dead and brings great meaning to the living.Watch now →