Classical 91.5's Brenda Tremblay speaks with Met Opera's Mary Jo Heath

Classical 91.5's Brenda Tremblay speaks with Met Opera's Mary Jo Heath

Sat, 03/27/2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Met Opera House

Before enjoying the Met Opera broadcast of Hamlet, hear what's like behind the scenes as Classical 91.5 host Brenda Tremblay talks with the Met Opera Senior Radio Producer.

On Saturday, March 27 at 12 noon on Classical 91.5 you'll hear morning host Brenda Tremblay's interview with Metropolitan Opera Senior Radio Producer Mary Jo Heath as she tells the story of how she got to the Metropolitan Opera after starting at WXXI and earning her doctorate at the Eastman School of Music. Ms. Heath also talks about:

- Her long-standing friendship with soprano Renee Fleming
- The first HD broadcasts and The Met’s use of technology to reach 11 million audience members each week
- How her six years in Rochester prepared her for the Met
- Her desert island dream composers
- The biggest challenge in opera
- Daily life at the Met
- The 2010-2011  season
- The future of opera

Then stay tuned for The Met Opera radio broadcast of Hamlet at 1 p.m. It is also being simulcast as part of The Met: Live in HD, and can be seen at Tinseltown IMAX Theatre 17 and Regal Eastview. For more information, call the theatre directly. The works of Shakespeare have inspired more operatic adaptations than any other writer’s. Simon Keenlyside and Marlis Petersen bring two of Shakespeare’s unforgettable characters to life in this new production of Ambroise Thomas’s Hamlet. For the role of Ophelia, the French composer created an extended mad scene that is among the greatest in opera. To read more about the opera, click here.