Friday, May 25, 2012

K-Mozart to present weekly opera broadcasts starting May 27

KMZT-AM 1260 “K-Mozart” will proudly present weekly opera broadcasts from three of our nation’s most illustrious opera companies. Beginning Sunday, May 27, the program will kick off with the Lyric Opera of Chicago production of Offenbach’s classic The Tales of Hoffman starring Matthew Polenzani in the title role and conducted by Emmanuel Villaume. The series will continue with the complete 2011/2012 Lyric Opera season followed by the recent productions of San Francisco Opera and the 2011/2012 Houston Grand Opera season, respectively.

Presented as ‘matinées,’ the morning broadcasts will air each Sunday starting at 9am, and running times will vary between three and four hours.

Program highlights will include the Lyric Opera productions of Mozart’s The Magic Flute starring Nicole Cabell and conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, and Verdi’s Aida starring Sondra Radvanovsky and conducted by Renato Palumbo; San Francisco Opera productions of Puccini’s Turandot starring Iréne Theorin and conducted by Nicola Luisotti, and the highly publicized new opera Nixon in China by John Adams; and the Houston Grand Opera productions of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville starring Nathan Gunn and conducted by Leonardo Vordoni, and Beethoven’s Fidelio starring Simon O’Neill and conducted by Michael Hofstetter.

A full program listing including airdates will be available at

Now in the second year of its return, “K-Mozart” provides classical programming over a variety of listening platforms: on-air in Southern California at 1260 AM and 105.1 FM HD2, online at , and mobile with free K-Mozart smartphone apps. With a continually increasing audience that now exceeds 100,000 weekly listeners, K-Mozart is Southern California’s ONLY commercial classical radio station.

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