Take a seat in the WRTI Opera House as we celebrate the human foibles, joy, humor, tragedy and passion that make opera extraordinary. November 9th is our Annual Opera Day— a 12-hour celebration featuring your favorite arias, choruses and ballet excerpts from your favorite operas.
Join hosts Debra Lew Harder and Gregg Whiteside as they kick off Opera Day with a special edition of the Saturday Classical Coffeehouse featuring a special tribute to the late opera diva Jessye Norman beginning at 6 AM.
The celebration continues with Mark Pinto and Bliss Michelson. The main event—Franco Faccio’s Amleto performed by OperaDelaware begins at 1 PM.
Opera Day celebrates the great variety of opera WRTI brings to you every Saturday afternoon and beyond, including live broadcasts of The Metropolitan Opera's entire Saturday matinee season; recent recorded performances from Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Glimmerglass Festival — and, from our region — Opera Philadelphia, AVA, and more!
There's no better time to celebrate your passion for opera than Opera Day on WRTI 90.1FM.
Support opera on WRTI by calling 1-866-809-9784 or contributing here and you’ll automatically be entered to win WRTI’s Ultimate Opera Day Prize Package:
Two tickets to OperaDelaware’s 2020 Festival at the Grand
The Metropolitan Opera:
Two tickets to one of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2019-2020 season performances (based on availability)
Academy of Vocal Arts:
Two season tickets to AVA’s thrilling opera performances