Sunday, November 11, 2018

It's Opera Month on WGUC!

This month 90.9 WGUC presents the 2018 Cincinnati Opera broadcast series. Here’s a listing of what you can expect to hear the next few Sunday evenings at 8 p.m.:

November 11 (Performance Dates: June 21, 23, 26 & 28, July 1)
MONTEVERDI: The Coronation of Poppea
Sarah Shafer; Anthony Roth Costanzo; Sarah Mesko; Melissa Harvey; Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen; Alex Rosen

November 18 (Performance Dates: July 5 & 7)
WAGNER: The Flying Dutchman
Marcy Stonikas; Nathan Berg; Jay Hunter Morris; Arthur Woodley; Frederick Ballentine, Jr.

November 25 (Performance Dates: July 25, 27, 28, 29 & 30)
Amber Fasquelle; Matthew Worth

Cincinnati Opera was founded in 1920, making it the second oldest opera company in the United States. They celebrate their centennial in 2020 and are already gearing up for it with a special weekly radio feature for the 100 weeks leading up to their anniversary. During this segment on 90.9, Evans Mirageas, the Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director, spotlights some of his favorite operatic moments from the past 100 years. He includes recordings of many of the great artists who have sung with Cincinnati Opera over the years along with memories from both Music Hall performances and appearances at their first home – the Cincinnati Zoo. Tune to 90.9 or Friday evenings just after the 6 o’clock symphony for more!

Monday, November 5, 2018

François Couperin Turns 350!

François Couperin celebrates 350 years on November 10. Celebrate the life of this French Baroque composer by checking out this Couperin-themed playlist!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from 90.9 WGUC! Don’t forget to tune in tonight at 6:00 ET for Tunes from the Crypt with Mark Perzel. You can also listen online at, via our free mobile app, or your smart speaker! If you’re looking for a few additional pieces to enhance your eerie day, I’ve compiled a “Horrifying Music of Halloween” playlist for your reference. Enjoy!