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WCPE Thanksgiving 2014

On Thanksgiving evening please join me for Luchino Visconti's historic 1955 revival of Vincenzo Bellini's La Sonnambula (The Sleepwalker) at Milan's Teatro alla Scala. Premiered in Milan on March 6, 1831, the role of Amina was written for Giuditta Pasta, and was subsequently "owned" by Maria Malibran. But after bel canto operas fell out of favor, few productions were mounted for nearly a century. All that changed with this revival, in which Maria Callas breathed life into the character of Amina. Callas's great success in this and other Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini roles made possible the bel canto revival of the mid-twentieth century that produced such outstanding specialists as Joan Sutherland, Montserrat Caballé, and Beverly Sills.

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We spoke with principal dancer
Lara O’Brien

My Life in Music - John Feddersen

My Life in Music:
John Feddersen
Principal Timpani, North Carolina Symphony
Monday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m., EST
Sunday, December 7 at 5:00 p.m.

When John Feddersen co-hosts My Life in Music, we’ll explore a world surprising rhythms and harmonies. Feddersen is, of course, fascinated by clever rhythms, ranging from African drumming (in which he’s also trained) to classical works by Bartok and Stravinsky. Not as predictable is his commitment to early music, and small group vocal harmony. He’s been actively participating in Shape Note (ncshapenote.org) meet-ups for nearly four decades.


Burns & Allen made us laugh, Astaire & Rogers inspired us with their grace, Gilbert & Sullivan gave us unforgettable stories and songs. By working together, these artists produced their finest work.

At WCPE, we believe we accomplish our best work together too. WCPE is truly a Classic Collaboration: the collaborative efforts of our volunteers, supporters and listeners have enabled WCPE to keep the Great Classical Music playing for over thirty-seven wonderful years.

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The Metropolitan Opera Announces the 2014-15 Season

The Met’s 2014-15 Season Will Feature 26 Operas, Including Three Met Premieres, In Six New Productions and 18 Revivals!

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Online playlists
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Meet the Announcer
Ever wonder what your favorite voice looks like? See photos and read brief biographies of WCPE's announcers!

"Quarter Notes"
WCPE's Member Magazine
Published quarterly, this magazine and listener guide offers featured works and program highlights for the WCPE season to come, plus station news, reviews, interviews and other articles designed to enhance your classical music journey.

Quarter Notes is sent to WCPE members in print version, and members may also choose to view this website's "green" online version. To become a WCPE member (your gift is tax-deductible!) and receive a year's subscription to Quarter Notes, click here.

Donate your car to WCPE!
If your automobile (truck, boat, motorcycle, RV, or aircraft) is no longer of use to you, it can still go a long way as a donation in support of the Great Classical Music you rely on from WCPE. Learn how!

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