Christofer Macatsoris http://wrti.org en AVA Opera Theater on WRTI: Verdi's LA TRAVIATA on Sunday at 4:15 PM http://wrti.org/post/ava-opera-theater-wrti-verdis-la-traviata-sunday-415-pm <p>Giuseppe Verdi's three-act masterpiece <em>La Traviata</em> (The Fallen Woman) will be heard in its entirety Sunday afternoon on WRTI, following our Philadelphia Orchestra broadcast. The opera, with libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, is based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas. Originally, the opera was to be titled "Violetta" after the main character of the opera. It's one of Verdi's most beloved and frequently performed works.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:01:55 +0000 Jack Moore 7025 at http://wrti.org AVA Opera Theater on WRTI: Verdi's LA TRAVIATA on Sunday at 4:15 PM Mozart's COSI FAN TUTTE: AVA on WRTI, November 9, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/mozarts-cosi-fan-tutte-ava-wrti-november-9-1-pm <p>Mozart’s comic masterpiece, <em>Così fan tutte,</em> exposes the tension between emotion and reason. Two young men wager that their fiancées will remain faithful, even under extreme circumstances. Director Nic Muni sets the action in Martha’s Vineyard during the late 1960s for this production. Christopher Macatsoris conducts. <strong>Don't miss this very special Academy of Vocal Arts broadcast on Saturday, November 9th, 1 to 4 pm.</strong></p><p><strong>CAST:</strong></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 10:07:03 +0000 WRTI Staff 6636 at http://wrti.org Mozart's COSI FAN TUTTE: AVA on WRTI, November 9, 1 PM AVA Music Dir. Christofer Macatsoris--Jazz Composer Bill Cunliffe--Philagrafika--Artist Duke Riley http://wrti.org/post/ava-music-dir-christofer-macatsoris-jazz-composer-bill-cunliffe-philagrafika-artist-duke-riley <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles conductor Christofer Macatsoris, the music director of the Academy of Vocal Arts. AVA is celebrating its 75th anniversary.</p> <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Grammy Award-winning composer Bill Cunliffe. The Temple University Symphony Orchestra performs his <i>fourth stream...La Banda</i> at Lincoln Center on April 9, 2010.</p> <p>Susan Lewis looks at Philagrafika 2010, a festival in multiple locations around Philadelphia celebrating the role of print in contemporary art.</p> <p>We also speak with artist Duke Riley. His installation, <i>Reclaiming the Lost Kingdom of Laird</i>, is on view at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania until April 11, 2010, and is part of the Philagrafika festival.</p> Sat, 27 Mar 2010 18:05:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns, Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis 2321 at http://wrti.org AVA Music Dir. Christofer Macatsoris--Jazz Composer Bill Cunliffe--Philagrafika--Artist Duke Riley Maestro Christofer Macatsoris http://wrti.org/post/maestro-christofer-macatsoris <p>Music Director of The Academy of Vocal Arts since 1977, Maestro Macatsoris began his conducting career in Italy at the Conservatory in Milan. He went on to study conducting privately with such famed maestri as Fausto Cleva, Max Rudolf, and Tullio Serafin, and studied composition with Vincent Persichetti. Among his many performance credits are appearances with Philadelphia Lyric Opera Company, Pennsylvania Opera Company, San Francisco Opera Center, and numerous regional opera companies. In 1970, Max Rudolf invited him to The Curtis Institute of Music, where he taught and conducted for seven years.</p> Thu, 15 Jan 2009 14:43:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2074 at http://wrti.org Maestro Christofer Macatsoris