Classical Stories
2:04 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

A Day at The Opera on WRTI


An Opera Extravaganza!

Saturday, November 20

6 am to 6 pm


You're invited to a fabulous 12-hour day of opera featuring beloved arias, choruses, and ballet excerpts culminating in an unforgettable broadcast of Verdi's Rigoletto at 1 pm, with Dame Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti.

Pledge on November 20th and you'll be entered into the Everything Opera Contest! You could win 9 pairs of tickets to operas by the Academy of Vocal Arts and the Opera Company of Philadelphia, plus all of the amazing thank-you gifts offered that day only. Enjoy our opera extravaganza and support all of the opera-related programming we offer on WRTI!

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

Highlights Include:

Giuseppe Verdi: RIGOLETTO at 1 pm

The famous 1971 recording features Luciano Pavarotti and the recently deceased Dame Joan Sutherland, with Martti Talvela, Huguette Tourangeau, Riccardo Cassinelli, John Gibbs, Christian Du Plessis, Clifford Grant, Gillian Knight, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Josephte Clement, Sherrill Milnes, John Noble, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Ambrosian Opera Chorus conducted by Richard Bonynge.

Everything Opera Contest!

Attention WRTI opera lovers...this is your chance to win everything opera! Pledge on Saturday, November 20th between 6 am and 6 pm. You could win:

All of the opera-themed thank-you gifts we're offering that day.

A pair of tickets to each of the Academy of Vocal Arts' remaining 2010/2011 performances, including:

An Evening of Russian Romances (December)

Puccini: Suor Angelica and Il tabarro (January)

R. Strauss: Arabella (February and March)

Jubilate! A Concert of Sacred Music (March)

Artistes, Auteurs, et Autres Animaux: An Evening of French Chanson (April)

Mozart: Don Giovanni (April and May)

A pair of tickets to each of the Opera Company of Philadelphia's remaining 2010/2011 performances, including:

Gounod: Romeo & Juliet (February)

Puccini: Tosca (April - May)

Henze: Phaedra (June)


Everything Opera Contest - Rules