Classical KDFC has announced that it will launch “The Opera Hour,” a new radio showcase that will be co-hosted by San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock, alongside KDFC President Bill Lueth.
The series will air on the first Sunday of every month and represents a major step in the continuing partnership between Classical KDFC and the San Francisco. The show will also replace the airing of complete opera performances from SFO.
Per a press release, “’The Opera Hour’ welcomes longtime opera fans and the opera curious to discover the magic of opera. In each episode, Lueth and Shilvock will share new recordings of arias, duets and ensembles they are enjoying along with some of their favorites, honoring singers of the past. The hosts will highlight opportunities to hear great singing around the Bay Area and dig into the treasure trove of archival San Francisco Opera broadcasts. Additionally, Shilvock will take listeners backstage at the War Memorial Opera House and, with the help of special guests, share insights about this spectacular artform.”