All Classical 89.9 to Broadcast Portland Opera's 2007/08 Performances

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Partnership will also feature airing of commercial CD recordings of the upcoming 2008/09 Season.

Oregon and Southwest Washington opera lovers and soon-to-be-opera lovers will reap the benefits of a continued partnership between Portland Opera and All Classical.  Thanks to this partnership the area will enjoy broadcasts of Portland Opera’s performances from its 2007/08 season—Great Women of the Stage—Carmen, Cinderella (La Cenerentola), Rodelinda, Albert Herring and Aida.  Those broadcasts will be followed by broadcasts of commercial CD recordings of Portland Opera’s upcoming 2008/09 Season—Life on the Edge—Verdi’s La Traviata, Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Cavalli’s La Calisto and Verdi’s Rigoletto.

This marks the fourth season that All Classical will air such recordings.  Portland Opera General Director Christopher Mattaliano commented that “we are very pleased to continue our partnership with All Classical.  Broadcasting last season’s performances will give thousands of patrons the particular pleasure of enjoying the season’s highlights once again.  Broadcasting those performances and previewing the upcoming season go a great distance in helping make opera accessible to our entire community. Our huge thanks go to All Classical and its talented team who have become key players in the region’s cultural landscape.”

“We are honored at All Classical to be able to present Portland Opera’s successful season to our listeners,” said Jack Allen, President & CEO of KBPS Public Radio Foundation.  “Our commitment to supporting our local art partners meshes well with our commitment to representing this area to the rest of the world.”

Broadcast Schedule
(All broadcasts will begin at 10:00 am)

Portland Opera 2007/08 performances


July 19Carmen (Bizet)
July 26Cinderella (La Cenerentola) (Rossini)
August 2Rodelinda (Handel)
August 9Albert Herring (Britten)
August 16Aida (Verdi)


Commercial CD recordings of 2008/09


August 23La Traviata (Verdi)
August 30Fidelio (Beethoven)
September 6The Turn of the Screw (Britten)
September 13La Calisto (Cavalli)
September 20Rigoletto (Verdi)

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