For the past 20 years, Adrian Park has hosted Diversions, a weekly show dedicated to highlighting great classical performances. For the last 15 years, he has also extended his show by an hour each summer to present his Opera Series, in which he plays some of his favourite operas along a theme.
So just what is opera? (by Adrian Park) Opera, from the Italian for ‘the works’, is probably the most completely integrated form of classical music – and not just music, but also drama and shear spectacle, and yet exactly ‘what is an opera’ is a question not easy to answer. Here, for what it’s
Adrian Park talks classical music and opera and his show, Diversions, and Kiwi the Fairy spreads magic and brings Tim and Jaclyn Reinhart into the studio.
What made you start your show? I started the show 23 years ago when a friend who volunteered for CHSR back in 1990 talked about a possible opening for a classical music show – knowing my passion for classical music, he talked me into meeting the then program director (Steve Staples) and I did a
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