WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Opera in the Outfield

The Washington National Opera is headed to Nationals Park - via simulcast. For a sixth year, "Opera in the Outfield," will broadcast a live performance - this year, of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" - on the big screen at Washington’s ball park. Kojo talks with the opera’s artistic director about the free event and other efforts to make opera accessible to a wider and more diverse audience.

Opera In The Outfield

Catch a glimpse of last year's simulcast of "Don Giovani"

Never heard of "The Magic Flute?" Here's a trailer for WNO's upcoming series of performances

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The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

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