Opera For Everyone

Opera For Everyone

Opera for Everyone

Opera for Everyone is a radio show and podcast that makes opera understandable, accessible, and enjoyable for all. Pat Wright hosts the show, inviting guest co-hosts to participate in the mission she and Keely Herron developed after lively discussions of operas they had enjoyed seeing together. Music soars. Epiphanies abound. Hilarity ensues. The show airs Sundays from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. on 89.1 KHOL in Jackson, Wyoming. Cover artwork by illustrator Rosie Brooks (www.rosiebrooks.com)

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Riding high on the tide of their smash success, H.M.S. Pinafore, W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan enjoyed celebrity on both sides of the Atlantic.  While engaged in defending the integrity of their work against inferior pirated versions, they hastily completed and premiered a show about a group of inferior pirates.  Pirates of Penzance is almost certainly Gilbert and Sullivan’s most enduringly popular collaboration, giving us memorable tunes and characters such as the steadfast Mabel, the swashbuckling Pirate King, and the Very Model of a Modern Major General.  By turns hilarious, incisive, and thrilling, this masterful operetta is a joy to experience.

Furthermore, in keeping with the spirit of a Gilbert and Sullivan presentation, we have a one-act “opener,” Cox and Box.  This show, though comic and tuneful, pre-dates the famous partnership, and pairs Sullivan’s compositions with a libretto by F.C. Burnand.  It’s a charming farce, with a most unusual lullabye!

Hosted by Pat and Rosie

Previous episodes

  • 140 - Ep. 92 Cox and Box & Pirates of Penzance by Sullivan and Gilbert 
    Sun, 29 Aug 2021
  • 139 - Ep. 91 Guillaume Tell by Rossini [EXTENDED VERSION] 
    Sat, 17 Jul 2021
  • 138 - Ep. 91 Guillaume Tell by Rossini 
    Sat, 17 Jul 2021
  • 137 - Ep. 90 Benvenuto Cellini by Berlioz 
    Fri, 18 Jun 2021
  • 136 - Ep. 89 Trial by Jury and H.M.S. Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan 
    Mon, 24 May 2021
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