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CBC Music host Ben Heppner retires


Three new opera and classical music hosts announced TORONTO — CBC Music announced today new hosts for three of its weekend opera and classical music programs following opera tenor Ben Heppner’s retirement as host of Saturday Afternoon at the Opera and Backstage with Ben Heppner. Heppner (above) hosted his farewell show over Labour Day weekend. According to a press release, during the show he said: “I’ve decided to move into a new phase of my life. Although I won’t be working anymore — there’s lots of things that I want to do…and I want to thank you for making Saturday...