This two-act opera by American composer Jake Heggie is based on the classic Herman Melville story of Captain Ahab's revenge against the mighty whale Moby Dick.
History's most famous composers were as different from one another as any of their compositions, but which do you most closely resemble?
James Jacobs can be heard Tuesday through Friday evenings on Classical WETA 90.9 FM. His varied career has included performing on programs like A Prairie Home Companion and working as a producer for both recorded programs and concert broadcasts.
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This year marks the 275th anniversary of the birth of Italian cellist and composer Luigi Boccherini, a contemporary of Mozart and Haydn.
Violinist and social justice advocate Vijay Gupta, one of the 2018 winners of the MacArthur Fellowship, speaks about his work in under-resourced communities in Los Angeles and what's next.
The revered Spanish soprano, who died Saturday, spins out silvery threads of tone in her recordings, the likes of which no one has ever matched.
When the FBI recovered virtuoso violinist Roman Totenberg's stolen Stradivarius after his death, his daughters wanted the instrument to be played everywhere. Ensuring that was not so simple.
When the violinist was just 17, a stunning Bach debut album launched her career. Over two decades later, she returns to finish up the set of pieces she started as a teenager.
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Hear the next generation of classical champions as talented teens from across the nation play the classics in concert.
Antiques Roadshow cameras capture tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-lost items salvaged from attics and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truths about these finds.
Choral Showcase presents the best in classical choral music from Washington and beyond each Sunday evening.
What happens when a homebrewer, a local business and a museum join forces? Historic beer!
Are you in kindergarten, first, second or third grade? Starting with, “I walked out into my neighborhood and…,” tell us your story for a chance to win one of our many prizes!
WETA has partnered with the Arlington Historical Society to tell stories about our area's past.
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