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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 week, a look at the TV show Jackass.

Guess Who Died (again)?

This week features Michael, The OC and Doug Dodson.


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!


OperaNow! #253: Jimmy & Pete's?

 So long, James Levine...


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!


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.



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


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.


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.


OperaNow! #248: A QR Code Full of D%^#s!

NYCO Tosca arrives with mixed reviews...Are we being too sensitive on the operatic stage?...Cross-over Dido...No Verdi or Puccini next season a Lyric Opera Chicago...Police called on man screaming in his apartment.
It's February, so Oliver's Corner can take a break  from researching operas and rely on the artistry of others. 
This week:  Leona Mitchell, Robert McFerrin, and Barbara Hendricks.
This week features Michael, The OC and Doug Dodson.

OperaNow! #247: Hey...S#@tbird!

NYCO will finally rise from the ashes as NYCO...Mope from Harvard fills culture "article" with quotes...Lyric Opera Chicago launches Chicago Voices program...Anna Netrebko weds again in style...Shasta College hires pantomime bear for Bartered Bride...Guns cheapen Lucia's death in Eugene.

The final installment of La Sonnambula on Oliver's Corner: Amina, the Sleep-Cuddler.

This week features Michael, The OC and Doug Dodson.