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WBAA Arts Spotlight: The Met Live in HD

Karen Almond/Metropolitan Opera

This month, the Metropolitan Opera has two live HD broadcasts in theaters (locally at Wabash Landing 9 - 300 E. State Street, West Lafayette), and are heard on 101.3FM. “Live in HD Ambassadors” volunteer to help build HD audiences throughout the country. Joyce Field is one such volunteer, and spoke with WBAA Music Director John Clare about the operas, experience, and how she became an ambassador.

Find out more here. You can listen to the Met Opera on WBAA Classical on 101.3FM Saturday afternoons at 1pm during the season (December to May).

For the rest of the 2017-18 season, the schedule is:

Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore February 10 & Encore 2/14

Puccini’s La Bohème February 24 & Encore 2/28

Rossini’s Semiramide March 10 & Encore 3/14

Mozart’s Così fan tutte March 31 & Encore 4/4

Verdi’s Luisa Miller April 14 & Encore 4/18

Massenet’s Cendrillon April 28 & Encore 5/2

John Nasukaluk Clare is comfortable behind a microphone, streaming video or playing violin. A former broadcaster for NPR, John has previously worked with Voice of America, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and stations in Texas, Kansas, Nevada, California, and Pennsylvania. In 2005, Clare earned the Deems Taylor Award from ASCAP for radio broadcasting, citing his work on 20/20 Hearing. Having performed with famed tenors Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli, John has worked with the Mozart Festival Texas, Mid Texas Symphony, Nevada Chamber Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic and Wichita Symphony Orchestra.
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