Margaret Kelley joined WQXR as an Assistant Producer in December 2011.
She produces The Choral Mix, All Ears, Around Broadway, Opera in Brief, The Romantic Piano and other features for broadcast. Prior to her arrival at WQXR, she worked at National Public Radio in Washington, D.C. producing fundraising and promotional spots, funding credits and special projects including a broadcast from the Newport Jazz Festival. She also worked as an editorial assistant for Creators at Carnegie and as an assistant producer on NPR’s Performance Today, SymphonyCast and World of Opera. A veteran of college radio from her days at the Catholic University of America in Washington, Margaret is also a trained cellist, alto, and floral designer. She was born and raised in New York.
Opera is at its most steamy when passion trumps reason. In this edition of Opera in Brief, we consider three of opera’s sexiest librettos.
In this edition of Opera in Brief, we explore three operatic portraits of every day life in the mid 19th century, by Britten, Smetana and Delius.
When a great operatic chorus is sung by a gifted group of singers, the choristers often play a starring role. Sometimes they even steal the show.
In anticipation of a new film version of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables starring Hugh Jackman, we explore three operatic settings of the French writer's novels.