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The Opera Company of North Carolina to be Featured on WCPE’s “Preview!”

WCPE’s weekly program “Preview!” will feature an interview with Frank Grebowski, general director of The Opera Company of North Carolina. The interview will air Sunday, September 23.

Wake Forest, NC, September 22, 2007 --( announces today that its weekly program “Preview!” will feature an interview with Frank Grebowski, general director of The Opera Company of North Carolina (OCNC). The interview will air Sunday, September 23.

During the show, WCPE’s Deana Vassar will sit down with Grebowski to discuss the company’s upcoming performance of Mozart’s Le Nozze Di Figaro and additional performances planned for this season. The Di Figaro opera will run September 27-29, at 8 p.m. in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall.

“I’ve enjoyed OCNC’s performances throughout its 10-year history,” says Vassar. “They’ve brought so many wonderful performances and renowned talent to the Triangle area over this time.”

Grebowski joined OCNC last fall after founders Robert and Margaret Galbraith decided to move on after accomplishing their goals. The company has four performances planned for the 2007-08 season.

“Preview!” airs every Sunday evening from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (ET) and presents the latest in classical recordings and upcoming classical events.

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About WCPE:
With a 28-year history, WCPE is a non-commercial, 100 percent listener-supported, independent station dedicated to excellence in Great Classical Music broadcasting. Community-minded business underwriters and foundations are among the 150,000 listeners in the North Carolina broadcast area. General Manager Deborah S. Proctor’s leadership has enabled the WCPE community to include national and worldwide listeners. Other radio stations and cable television systems are able to rebroadcast Great Classical Music. WCPE is one of the first public broadcasters to stream on the Internet. WCPE is heard worldwide on the Internet in multiple formats, including the next generation IPv6. Because WCPE receives no tax-derived support, the station conducts two on-air fundraising campaigns and two major mail-out campaigns per year to raise needed operating funds. Quarter Notes, the WCPE Program Guide, is published four times a year as a means to enhance appreciation and understanding of classical music. It is distributed to station supporters and is also available online at For more information, visit TheClassicalStation.Org or call 1-800-556-5178.

About The Opera Company of North Carolina:
The mission of The Opera Company of North Carolina is to enhance the quality of life by presenting a broad spectrum of operatic performances that educate, entertain and inspire meaningful involvement with the community. Founded in 1996 by Robert Galbraith and his wife, Margaret Poyner Galbraith, OCNC focuses on artistic excellence, bringing fresh, dynamic, world-class opera to the Triangle. The Opera Company of North Carolina is committed to attracting the finest operatic talent available to the area, framing talent within handsomely apportioned productions, presenting opera in the finest technical and acoustical facilities in the area, and instilling in North Carolina citizens a profound appreciation and love for opera. For more information, visit

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