WRTI Spotlight
2:48 pm
Thu November 5, 2009

A Day at The Opera on WRTI


Saturday, November 14

6 am to 6 pm


Join us for 12 hours of operatic delight featuring beloved arias, choruses, and ballet excerpts culminating in an unforgettable broadcast of Turandot at 1 pm. Hosted by WRTI's own Dave Conant, Jill Pasternak, Jack Moore, Jim Cotter, Windsor Johnston, and Susan Lewis, this special day will also showcase some wonderful thank-you gifts, and include some fun surprises...

We guarantee that you'll be saying "BRAVO and BRAVA" throughout the day!

Highlights Include:

Giacomo Puccini's Turandot at 1 pm

The famous 1955 recording features Inge Borkh in the title role, with Renata Tebaldi, Mario del Monaco, Nicola Zaccaria and the Chorus and Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome, conducted by Alberto Erede.

Operapalooza Contest

Every pledge/entry on Saturday, November 14th only will automatically be entered for a chance to win everything opera! What could you win?

  • A pair of tickets for 12 innovative operas from La Scala and other prestigious European venues, screened in HD at the historic Bryn Mawr Film Institute.Your ticket package begins in January with the 2009 Salzburg Festival production of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte, followed by La Scala's production of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo in February.

  • Every opera thank-you gift we're offering on November 14th will be yours! The list includes: The A to Z of Opera, No. 1 Opera Album Volumes I and II, Puccini: Great Opera Collection, Opera 2009, Leontyne Price and Marilyn Horne at The Met, and Maria Callas: Complete Recordings.

Pledge on November 14th between 6 am and 6 pm, online at wrti.org or by calling 1-866-809-9784 for a chance to win!

Operapalooza 2009 Rules

Watch and Listen: Mario del Monaco sings "Nessun Dorma" from Turandot in a performance from the 1950s.