Margaret Mezzacappa 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 Met Opera National Council Auditions Finals Concert: July 8th on ENCORE! http://wrti.org/post/met-opera-national-council-auditions-finals-concert-july-8th-encore <p>Join us from 3 to 6 pm on July 8th for a real treat! Nearly 1,500 singers between the ages of 20 and 30 competed in this year&#39;s&nbsp;Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions - considered the most prestigious opera competition in North America.&nbsp; Five were ultimately selected, and will be heard in our broadcast on Sunday.<br /> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 19:28:31 +0000 Jack Moore 4092 at http://wrti.org Met Opera National Council Auditions Finals Concert: July 8th on ENCORE! Two Shakespeare Productions in Philadelphia--Dracula Festival at Rosenbach Museum http://wrti.org/post/two-shakespeare-productions-philadelphia-dracula-festival-rosenbach-museum <p>David Patrick Stearns takes us to two new Shakespeare productions: the Opera Company of Philadelphia's <i>Otello</i> at the Academy of Music, and <i>Macbeth</i> at the Wilma Theater.</p> <p>As Philadelphia's Rosenbach Museum and Library hosts its annual Dracula Festival, Susan Lewis considers Bram Stoker's famous vampire and his impact on contemporary culture.</p> Sat, 02 Oct 2010 15:07:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns & Susan Lewis 2419 at http://wrti.org Two Shakespeare Productions in Philadelphia--Dracula Festival at Rosenbach Museum