William Davenport http://wrti.org en AVA Opera Theater And A Verdi Favorite! May 5th At 3 PM http://wrti.org/post/ava-opera-theater-and-verdi-favorite-may-5th-3-pm <p align="LEFT">Join us on Sunday at 3 pm as Philadelphia's Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) presents <strong>Giuseppe Verdi’s <em>Un ballo in maschera. </em></strong>Drama takes center stage in this opera of political intrigue, based on a true historical event: the assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden. The king falls in love with the wife of his best friend and most trusted advisor. A love triangle turns deadly as jealousy leads to conspiracy, murder, and betrayal at a masked ball. <strong>Sunday, May 5, 3 to 6 pm.</strong></p> Sat, 04 May 2013 21:29:56 +0000 Jack Moore 5475 at http://wrti.org AVA Opera Theater And A Verdi Favorite! May 5th At 3 PM Rising Opera Star William Davenport http://wrti.org/post/rising-opera-star-william-davenport <p>Ahead of WRTI's broadcast of the Academy of Vocal Arts' 2012 Giargiari Bel Canto Competition on Sunday at 3 pm - with listeners having the opportunity to vote for their personal favorite at wrti.org.&nbsp; Many Giargiari Competition participants have gone on to stellar careers, and in recent years three in particular have also been awarded &nbsp;the prestigious Richard Tucker Foundation Award, including tenors James Valenti and Stephen Costello, and soprano Angela Meade.</p> Sat, 06 Oct 2012 15:01:00 +0000 Jim Cotter 4526 at http://wrti.org Rising Opera Star William Davenport