This spring, WNO is presenting its first complete Ring cycle by Richard Wagner. Learn more about this massive undertaking as Classical WETA hosts talk with performers.
The Metropolitan Opera's radio season concludes with a work by Mozart that uses spoken dialogue and separate musical numbers in the form of a Singspiel, or “sung play.”
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Wolf Trap Opera's 2015 production of The Ghosts of Versailles, which played to sold-out houses and garnered critical acclaim, is available for free online viewing until September 22, 2016.
History's most famous composers were as different from one another as any of their compositions, but which do you most closely resemble?
The new music ensemble from New York puts a bold, orchestral spin on that Beatles song you always skip over on the White Album.
Classical music DJ Terrance McKnight says there's a lot of improvisation going on right now, particularly in Harlem.
The show tells the story of the last night of the president's life. "We took the myth of JFK and we really attempted to make him mortal," librettist Royce Vavrek says.
With a career that began at age 7, the violinist became one of the 20th century's most beloved musicians and so much more than a virtuoso.
Alva Noë revisits Anri Sala's Ravel Ravel Unraveled, which was part of the artist's solo show at the New Museum in New York City.
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By the time she was 23, Arlington's Joan Mulholland had participated in more than fifty civil rights protests including the Freedom Rides and numerous sit-ins across the country.
Arthur follows the adventures and misadventures of 8-year-old Arthur Read (an aardvark), his little sister D.W., and his friends and family.
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