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Christoph Willibald Gluck is best known by opera historians for his reforms of baroque operatic conventions, most notably Orfeo ed Euridice and Iphigénie en Tauride. In this week’s Opera House we’ll hear the earlier version of Ezio, an opera he later rewrote to conform to his new ideas about what operas should be—or not be. We’ll hear his original 1750 Prague version, which he heavily revised thirteen years later for a Vienna production. Based on Metastasio’s off-the- shelf libretto—which had earlier served Porpora, Hasse, Handel, Jomelli, et al., Ezio is a brew of politics and amorous intrigue.

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WCPE Education Fund

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WAKE FOREST, N.C. (June 2, 2016) — TheClassicalStation.org announces weekly commentaries during Great Sacred Music. Host Rob Kennedy programs a mix of sacred choral and organ music for the program which airs each Sunday from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Eastern.



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WCPE Education Fund

When your contribution is at least $50.00, you may, in lieu of choosing a gift, designate that 10% of your donation go toward the WCPE Education Fund . Please check the appropriate box in the Secure Pledge Form!

Music education plays an important role in building a young person's confidence and self esteem. This season, a grant to Community Music School of $2,000.00 will provide professionally taught weekly music lessons for $1 per lesson to children who would not otherwise be able to afford them.

WCPE Education Fund

WCPE FM Offers Something New at Noon, Every Day in June


An astute listener caught our esteemed Announcer Dick Storck in a rare error recently, referring to the "Doughnut Button".

As they say, much hilarity ensued.

Thank you, 'Astute Listener', and thank you for all the laughs you've given us these past days, and THANK YOU for Supporting Great Classical Music here at WCPE!





WCPE FM, The Classical Station, announces five grants totaling more than $8,000 from its WCPE Education Fund for the 2015–16 season.



The Metropolitan Opera Announces the 2015-16 Season

The Met’s 2015-16 Season Will Feature 26 Operas, Including Three Met Premieres, In Six New Productions and 18 Revivals!

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Online playlists
"What was that beautiful piece of music??" Find out now by browsing through a week's worth of playlists!

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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Find out more about a fun way to support your home for Great Classical Music.



Live Metropolitan Opera Saturday radio broadcasts can be heard on this website. To see the Metropolitan Opera schedule click here.