Sergio A. Mims writes:
On my classical music radio show Tuesday Aug. 28 I will broadcast an interview I did last week with the exciting up and coming baritone Michael Preacely who recently appeared this summer at Ravinia in Leonard Bernstein's Mass with the CSO with Marin Alsop conducting.
American Baritone Michael Preacely is a rising star on the operatic stage and is also known for a versatile singing ability and style that allow him to cross between genres from classical repertoire to pop, contemporary, and Broadway. He has received critical acclaim for many of his performances, including Phantom in Phantom of the Opera, Scarpia in Tosca, Ford in Falstaff, Marcello in La Boheme, the High Priest in Samson and Delilah, and Porgy and Jake in Porgy and Bess. Mr. Preacely has performed with many major and regional opera houses and orchestras in the United States and abroad.
Also on the show will be Mendelssohn's Symphony No.3 (Scottish) and Erich Wolfgang Korngold's opera Violanta. The show can be heard on WHPK-FM Chicago Tuesdays 12-3PM Central Time on 88.5FM locally and live stream worldwide on www.whpk.org