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.
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.Watch now →
On a snowy night in 1965, Hyattsville, Maryland's DeMatha Catholic High School defeated Lew Alcindor's Power Memorial Academy in what many call the greatest high school hoops game ever played.Learn more →