London-based director William Kerley returns to Rappahannock County, Virginia this month for the second annual Castleton Festival, collaborating with Maestro Lorin Maazel and hundreds of others to bring Puccini’s Il Trittico, as well as revivals of two operas by Benjamin Britten, to the festival's two concert venues. Classical WETA’s Marilyn Cooley talked with William about his perspective on bringing stories to the stage.
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 →