Last weekend’s winter storm wreaked havoc all over the region…including WDAV’s technical connections with NPR. Due to a satellite snafu, our faithful World of Opera listeners only got to hear two-thirds of a production of Handel’s Agrippina, presented by the legendary Venice opera house La Fenice.
WDAV 89.9 Classical Public Radio announced today that as of January 18, 2010, the station will take over production of National Public Radio’s World of Opera, keeping in place NPR’s successful creative team of host Lisa Simeone and producer Bruce Scott. WDAV General Manager Benjamin K. Roe is the new executive producer. The show will continue to be marketed and distributed by NPR.
From a press release issued by Opera Carolina on July 29, 2009:
CHARLOTTE, NC — The board of directors of Opera Carolina has approved a package of cost-saving and fundraising measures in response to the recently announced 33% reduction in support from the Arts & Science Council and current economic conditions.