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Tuesday
Jul122016

OperaNow! #256: Even Coach Ended After Like 12 Years

How do you solve a problem like Peter Gelb? That aria is way too long...Opera composed by psychiatrist attempts to address schizophrenia...Pole dancer spices up Verdi (about time)...Young Pavarotti discovered in Wales (sort of.)

Olivers Corner continues it's look at The Rakes Progress with Act 2.

This week features Michael, The OC and Doug Dodson

Tuesday
Jun142016

OperaNow! #255: Gi-Giunta-Claire

Yannick coming to The Met (in 20 years)...

In Oliver's first Corner on The Rake's Progress we listen to Paul Appleby, Laura Claycomb, and Dawn Upshaw in her prime.

This week features Micahel, The OC and Matthan Black

Monday
May232016

OperaNow! #254: Metropolitan Opera Zone

As we we ease back into things, we shoot the shit and disucuss a few stories.

The Norma Effect...New York City Opera announces first full season...NY Times talking heads try to get more people to the opera (and Michael solves the problem)

Oliver's Corner goes on hiatus to retool...next week, a look at the TV show Jackass.

Guess Who Died (again)?

This week features Michael, The OC and Doug Dodson.

Tuesday
May172016

We Aren't Podcasters Emeritus

Scheduling, travel and a grueling illness that struck Michael have made recording tough...hear about the fight of his life on the next show!

Tuesday
Apr192016

OperaNow! #253: Jimmy & Pete's?

 So long, James Levine...

Tuesday
Apr052016

OperaNow! #252: Elephants On Stage

Upstart Opera in NYC...Another Camarena Encore At The Met...ENO Music Director Resigns...Verdic Cycle Comes To A Close in Sarasota...Florence Foster Jenkins Movie...Greenwich Residents to Perform in The Sorcerer.

In Oliver's Corner we listen to Leyla Gencer, Piero Cappuccilli, and Dimitra Theodossiou in act 2 of Roberto Devereux.

This week features Michael, The OC and Doug Dodson.

And be sure to check out La Familia Green for all your greeting card and stationary needs!

Wednesday
Mar302016

UPDATE!: Be Back Soon

Schedules, illness, and travel have prevented us from recording lately, but we will be back very soon! Go listen to old shows and marvel about how we haven't gotten any bettter at doing this.

 

Tuesday
Mar082016

OperaNow! #251: The Most Accessible Opera Podcast?

The Hymen's Return!...First female conductor EVER this season at Baltimore Opera House...ENO chorus votes to go on strike...Roberto Alagna steps in to save Manon Lescaut at The Met (but thinks he overdid it).

Oliver's Corner previews Roberto Devereux, an opera you should know.

This week features Michael, The OC and Matt Boresi of The Paternity Test Podcast

Monday
Feb222016

OperaNow! #250: 250??!!??

More mulling over James Levine's future at The Met...Seattle Opera unveils plans for new enormo-dome...Next season has first opera by a female composer in a jillion years.

This week in Oliver's Corner we listen to historically important recordings featuring Grace Bumbry, Shirley Verrett, Simon Estes, and Dorothy Maynor.

This week features Michael, The OC and Doug Dodson.

Monday
Feb082016

OperaNow! #249: Peter Gelb and James Levine Walk into a Doctor's Office...

Peter Gelb and James Levine walk into a doctor's office...Castleton Festival goes on hiatus...The Vienna Opera Ball...Renee Fleming hints at retirement...Make opera more relevant (blah).

This week on Oliver's Corner:  The inimitable Roberta Alexander and rising stars Noah Stewart and J'nai Bridges.

Plus, Guess Who Died?

This week features Michael, The OC, Doug Dodson, the return of Jenny and special guest, director Paul Curran.