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Opera for Everyone, a radio show and podcast, makes opera understandable, accessible, and enjoyable for all. The show airs Sundays from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. on 89.1 KHOL in Jackson, Wyoming. Hosts Keely Herron and Pat Wright were inspired to start the program after attending broadcasts together of the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD performances sponsored by the Grand Teton Music Festival at the Center for the Arts in Jackson. The pair are occasionally joined in the studio by other Jackson Hole locals. Music soars. Epiphanies abound. Hilarity ensues.

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Opera for Everyone, a radio show and podcast, makes opera understandable, accessible, and enjoyable for all. The show airs Sundays from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. on 89.1 KHOL in Jackson, Wyoming. Hosts Keely Herron and Pat Wright were inspired to start the program after attending broadcasts together of the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD performances sponsored by the Grand Teton Music Festival at the Center for the Arts in Jackson. The pair are occasionally joined in the studio by other Jackson Hole locals. Music soars. Epiphanies abound. Hilarity ensues.

    Ep. 69 Agrippina By Handel

    Ep. 69 Agrippina By Handel

    An ambitious mother, a pliable son, amorous courtiers, a headstrong emperor, a quick-witted lady, and an upstanding army commander. All historical figures from first century Rome, these are the characters who scheme, intrigue, and try to survive in Handel’s first wildly successful opera. Join us for a Baroque treasure which uses a grand setting along and comic elements, to explore human truths.
    Hosted by Keely and Pat

    • 2 hrs 3 min
    Ep. 68 Lucia Di Lammermoor By Donizetti

    Ep. 68 Lucia Di Lammermoor By Donizetti

    A young woman falls in love with a handsome young man who saves her from a wild beast. This Bel Canto classic is not, however, a simple love story. Based on the Walter Scott novel The Bride of Lammermoor, this opera puts the fragile Lucia at the center of the competing demands of her brother, her spiritual mentor, and her beloved. It’s enough to make anyone crack, and crack she does, in spectacular form, resulting in opera’s most famous “mad scene.” Join us for the spectacular, haunting music of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor.
    Hosted by Pat and special guest co-host Kathleen Van de Wille

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Ep. 67 Kâta Kabanová By Janáček

    Ep. 67 Kâta Kabanová By Janáček

    The torment and passion of a young wife living in a small town on the Volga River inspire exquisitely lush music from the incomparable Czech composer Leoš Janáček. Káta Kabanová dreams of soaring like a bird, but falls to earthly desires. As she yearns to take to the sky, her young lover prophetically notes, “Life is much easier for a man. I shall be free to do as I wish, but you. . .”
    Hosted by Keely and Pat

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Ep. 66 Hänsel Und Gretel, Holiday Special 2019

    Ep. 66 Hänsel Und Gretel, Holiday Special 2019

    Join the world of fairy tales as two lost, hungry, playful, and resourceful children spring forth toward adventure and danger. Engelbert Humperdinck first began to write these songs to accompany his family's production of a holiday show. Before long he developed it into a tuneful, lush, and perennially successful opera, a staple of the holiday season. This third annual holiday special is hosted by Keely and Pat.

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Ep. 65 Ernani By Verdi

    Ep. 65 Ernani By Verdi

    Elvira has it all... youth, beauty, and three determined suitors. But her blessings turn into a curse as passion and power collide. It is good to be king... and emperor too. Based on a story by Victor Hugo, this opera was the first of many collaborations between Verdi and librettist Francesco Maria Piave.
    Hosted by Keely and Pat.

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Ep. 64 Akhnaten By Glass

    Ep. 64 Akhnaten By Glass

    Thirty-three centuries ago, a doomed visionary Pharaoh tried to remake the world in honor of his god. Thirty-five years ago, a brilliant composer created a powerful opera that explored the wonder and the tragedy of that ancient dreamer. Philip Glass's Akhnaten combines modern music with a libretto in ancient languages to break through the centuries and tell a timeless tale.
    Hosted by Pat and guest co-host Grant.

    • 1 hr 59 min

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