Washington National Opera's first complete Ring Cycle in its history is a major event in Washington this month, and it's a production of such major proportions that it can seem daunting if you are new to the Ring phenomenon. Jim Holman, chairman of the Wagner Society of Washington DC, and author of Wagner's Ring, A Listener's Companion & Concordance, reduced the intimidation factor significantly, guiding Classical WETA's Marilyn Cooley through the story and background of this major work of Western art.
George Jones III joined the U.S. Army at the age of 17 and volunteered to be a combat medic in Vietnam. Today, his work as a wood turner reminds him of the many second chances he's received throughout his life.Watch video →
Holley Watts reflects on her experience as a "Donut Dolly" — women who volunteered for a Red Cross program to provide a "touch of home" to American soldiers stationed in Vietnam.Watch video →
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