Washington's Opera Lafayette and New York's Heartbeat Opera colllaborate on a staging of Alessandro Stradella's oratorio La Susanna, based on the story of Susanna and the Elders from the Book of Daniel. By assigning the roles of the narrator and Daniel to women stage director Ethan Heard and music director Ryan Brown transform this 17th-century masterpiece into a theater work startingly relevant to the present moment, giving women ownership over this tale of sexual harrassment, patriarchal oppression and the search for truth in an unequal society. WETA's James Jacobs speaks with both directors about this groundbreaking production. La Susanna plays at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater April 21 and 22 and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Fishman Space May 2-5.
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.Learn more →
Since 2007, photographer Lloyd Wolf and collaborators have been documenting Arlington's Columbia Pike corridor, one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the nation.Watch now →