Long-Running Opera Show Goes Off the Air

Classic Arts News   Long-Running Opera Show Goes Off the Air
George Jellinek's The Vocal Scene, a weekly opera show that has run on New York's WQXR radio since 1969, will go off the air after tonight's broadcast.

According to the New York Times, the final show, at 10 p.m., will feature operatic farewells.

At one time, The Vocal Scene was carried on 75 stations. More recently, it has been heard only on WQXR's FM station and on its widely heard web broadcast. (A recent deal with America Online has sharply limited web access to the station for listeners who are not AOL subscribers.)

The 84-year-old Jellinek was born in Hungary, escaping during World War II and traveling to the United States by way of Cuba. In 1968, he became the music director of WQXR, a post he held until 1984.

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