An evil stepmother chops off a boy's head and serves him to her family in stew. A farmer learns to put his pants on one leg at a time, thus freeing up lots of time to do his chores. Wolf Trap Opera presents a highly entertaining double-bill at The Barns: Bastianello by John Musto and The Juniper Tree by Philip Glass and Robert Moran. Conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya chats with Classical WETA's Nicole Lacroix about these two modern mini-masterpieces. She talks about how the musical styles illustrate the comic or macabre action, and how the Wolf Trap Opera team puts such a challenging show together. Bastianello and The Juniper Tree run from August 11th through the 19th.
Historian Garrett Peck discusses the history of brewing in the nation's capital. D.C.'s beer heritage dates back to 1770 and claims some very innovative brewers.Watch now →