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Classical WETA is Washington's home for opera year round.

Classical WETA is Washington's home for opera year round. From December through May, experience the power and passion of the Metropolitan Opera. The rest of the year features performances from leading opera houses around the world, including Washington National Opera.

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Previous broadcasts

Die Walkure Photo by Cory Weaver

Die Walküre

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 1:00pm




Sir Andrew Davis

The second in the four-part Der Ring des Nibelungen, and based on Norse mythology, Die Walküre, explores family relationships, morality and sacrifice between gods and mortals, and introduces the heroic Valkyrie Brϋnnhilde. This production from Lyric Opera of Chicago is conducted by Sir Andrew Davis and features Eric Owens and Christine Goerke.

The Pearl Fishers Photo by Todd Rosenberg

The Pearl Fishers

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 1:00pm




Sir Andrew Davis

Set in ancient times on the island of Ceylon, two men's eternal vow of friendship is imperiled by their love for the same woman. A production of Lyric Opera of Chicago, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, starring Mariusz Kwiecień and Matthew Polenzani.


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