WCPE “Opera House” Features Damsels in Distress
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (March 5, 2008)—TheClassicalStation.org announces today that its Thursday evening “Opera House” spring quarter theme will be a look at opera from a feminine viewpoint. The program airs Thursday nights at 7 p.m. ET.
“Women in Crisis is a compelling exploration of how artists respond to the drama of crisis from a feminine perspective,” says host Robert Galbraith. “Mostly serious but sometimes humorous, this theme is explored from just about every angle and time period imaginable.”
The three-part cycle begins with Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro,” continues with a contemporary operatic adaptation of Sister Helen Prejean’s “Dead Man Walking” and concludes with an archival Al Ruocchio presentation of Rossini’s “L’Italiana in Algeri.” The entire schedule can be seen in Quarter Notes, TheClassicalStation.org/guide.
“Opera House” is a weekly feature that airs every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. ET and presents the best in operatic recordings with excellent commentary from Galbraith.
A complete list of the ways WCPE is available with instructions for cable and satellite reception can be found at theclassicalstation.org/listen.shtml.
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Brian Van Norman
PO Box 897
Wake Forest, NC 27588
With a 30-year history, WCPE is a non-commercial, 100 percent listener-supported, independent station dedicated to excellence in Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day. Community-minded business underwriters and foundations are among the 150,000 listeners in the North Carolina broadcast area. General Manager Deborah S. Proctor’s leadership has enabled the WCPE community to include national and worldwide listeners. Other radio stations and cable television systems can rebroadcast Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day. WCPE is one of the first public broadcasters to stream on the Internet. WCPE is heard worldwide on the Internet in multiple formats, including the next generation IPv6. Because WCPE receives no tax-derived support, the station conducts two on-air fundraising campaigns and two major mail-out campaigns per year to raise needed operating funds. Quarter Notes, the WCPE Program Guide, is published four times a year as a means to enhance appreciation and understanding of classical music. It is distributed to station supporters and is also available online at TheClassicalStation.org/guide. For more information, visit TheClassicalStation.Org or call 1-800-556-5178.
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