Sondra Rodvanovsky (right) stars in the Met’s production of Verdi’s Il Trovatore this Saturday at 1 pm. This is a A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the San Francisco Opera Association. It will also be broadcast in HD at area cinemas.

Alan Brandt is a senior announcer at WUOL and as been on the Louisville public radio airwaves for 30 years.