Ward Stare began his operatic career at age 18 as a trombonist for the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra. Now he’s conducting the Washington National Opera production of Donizetti’s Elixir of Love. The conductor shared his favorite moments in this highly entertaining opera with Classical WETA’s Nicole Lacroix. From deliriously tipsy episodes to ecstatic love scenes, “this opera has it all,” says Maestro Stare. The Elixir of Love runs March 20-29 at the Kennedy Center Opera House.
Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid return in the second season of this BAFTA-winning comedy-drama about romance and second chances, as reunited childhood sweethearts Celia and Alan plan a life together.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 →