Overture with Mark Pinto

Saturday, 12 noon to 1 PM

Join Mark Pinto for a musical prelude to the afternoon's opera broadcast with an hour of instrumental music and other selections from the world of opera. 

You'll hear overtures, ballet music, and suites, along with transcriptions and paraphrases. Choruses and ensembles, in classic and contemporary recordings, will also be featured. It's a delightful mix that will set the stage for your afternoon opera.

Ways to Connect

Today Is Opera Day on WRTI 90.1

Nov 8, 2017

You're invited to a spectacular 12-hour celebration of opera, from 6 am to 6 pm, hosted by WRTI’s Debra Lew Harder, Gregg Whiteside, Jack Moore, and Susan Lewis. Contribute now or call 1-866-809-9784 to help make Opera Day a big success!

Todd Rosenberg / Lyric Opera of Chicago

Intensely passionate drama set to some of opera’s most sweeping, soulful, and heart-stoppingly beautiful music—that is Eugene Onegin. Tatiana is a lovesick country girl, and Onegin is the sophisticated young man who callously spurns her love before realizing, too late, what a mistake he’s made.