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Classical Conversations

Intimate conversations with world-renowned musicians, here at the Classical WETA studios.

Classical WETA's on-air hosts interview prominent classical music performers, composers and artists in this series of intimate audio conversations recorded for ClassicalWETA.org.

Paul Curran

Paul Curran directs La boheme at Wolf Trap

Paul Curran comes to Wolf Trap Opera to direct an all-new production of La boheme.

Alan Held

Alan Held on Wotan

Bass-Baritone Alan Held, Wolf Trap Opera's 2016 Artist in Residence, chats about WNO's Ring Cycle from last spring.

Janni Younge

Janni Younge, Bringing Firebird to Life

Janni Younge, whose larger-than-life puppets are part of the National Symphony Orchestra’s presentation of Stravinsky’s Firebird at Wolf Trap.

Eric Melear

Maestro Melear returns to Wolf Trap

Eric Melear, conductor of The Ghosts of Versailles last summer, returns to Wolf Trap to conduct Florian Gassmann's L'Opera Seria.

Alan Held

Alan Held at Wolf Trap Opera

Wolf Trap Opera: Artist in Residence Alan Held.

Emil de Cou

NSO at Wolf Trap Festival Conductor Emil de Cou

Classical WETA's Deb Lamberton sat down with NSO at Wolf Trap Festival conductor Emil de Cou to create a music-filled survey of what's on tap for the 2016 summer season of the NSO at Wolf Trap.

Craig Kier

Craig Kier on Britten at Wolf Trap

Craig Kier conducts Benjamin Britten's Rape of Lucretia at Wolf Trap.

Nathalie Stutzmann

Contralto Nathalie Stutzmann discusses her upcoming performance of Mahler's Rückert-Lieder with the National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Christoph Eschenbach.  She also talks about her conducting career.

Nathalie Stutzmann

Contralto Nathalie Stutzmann discusses her upcoming performance of Mahler's Rückert-Lieder with the National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Christoph Eschenbach.  She also talks about her conducting career.

Joseph Horowitz

Joseph Horowitz on Wagner in America

Author Joseph Horowitz documents the extent of Wagner's popularity during America's "Gilded Age" in his book "Wagner Nights," an engaging musical and social history that reveals little-known facts about "Wagnerism" in America.