THROUGH THE OPERA GLASS

Sundays, 6 AM - 9 AM

Hosted by: Ivan Hametz, Mark Laiosa, Monya



The show presents recorded opera with an emphasis on rarely produced and lesser known work, artists and historic recordings of more well known works. The show also presents interview with various artists on the operatic scene.

Host/producer profiles:

Anthony Coggi originated a weekly program "A Box at The Opera," a program of news, views, reviews, previews, and interviews on the operatic scene and the best in recorded opera. He continued as host of the program for almost 50 years until WFUV eliminated all classical music from its schedule. Simultaneously he produced another weekly program (The Operaphile) devoted to operative excerpts. He also broadcast over WEVD, WNYC and various local TV outlets. He also hosted live performances, lectured and moderated panel discussions and seminars for a number of opera-oriented organizations. He directed operas for various local companies, most notably the American premier of Saint-Saen's Henry VIII. He also reviewed vocal and operative recordings and books for Fanfare Magazine and acts as critic at large for other publications. He is on the advisory boards of Opera Index, The Von Wayditch Foundation, and Teatro Grattacielo.

Regina Fiorito-Sokol, executive producer
1975-1986 Assistant Producer
1986-present Executive Producer
Regina Fiorito-Sokol has appeared as a performer in Opera, Concert (Town Hall, Carnegie Hall), Radio and Television (Lawrence Welk, Arthur Godfrey), Night Clubs (Copa Cabana and others) and Supper Clubs. She has been picture editor of the monthly New York City Opera publication Spotlight. She was the curator of the New York City Opera?s 40th Anniversary Photo Exhibition and at present is a volunteer for the Metropolitan Opera Archives. She has served in various positions as member of the staff of the International Center of Photography. She served as researcher and photo editor for the book "New York City Opera -- an American Adventure" by Martin L. Sokol. She also at present serves on the advisory board of The Teatro Grattacielo -- a small opera company producing Verismo Opera.