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Entries by Michael Rice (472)


OperaNow! #266: Latvian...Soprano...Gays...


OperaNow! #265: F&@k em' & Chuck em'

The Met countersues James Levine...NPR "interview" on "#metoo" in opera (and a Carmen where Don Jose is stabbed)...Real prisoners in Fidelio...Old tyme recordings.

Oliver's Corner finally says goodbye to Semiramide with some tenor love.

This week features Michael, ,The OC, Doug Dodson, and Roberta is back!


OperaNow! #264: Should've Just Gotten Eaten By Dahmer

We are back again after a brief hiatus following our long hiatus. More #metoo, Sensational TV shows in headlines for operas.

Oliver's Corner looks at Bel raggio from Semiramide and we finally give the OPERABUSTERS! answer from the last show when Jesus was still alive in the church calendar. (Plus this guy here)

This week features Michael, The OC, and DOug Dodson.


OperaNow! #263: 4 Creepy Guys Solve Feminism


James Levine finally fired from The Met...he sues, and bad blood has been in the air for awhile...Opera singer once played a game of tag football.

Plus Oliver's Corner and the sad return of OPERABUSTERS!

This week features Michael, The OC, Doug Dodson and Matt Boresi.


OperaNow! #262: As Many Opera Podcasts As There Are Levine Victims

New Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin has a full day...James Levine and his coterie of acolytes...More sexual assault fallout at Opera Tampa...How to improve your bass voice.

Plus, Oliver's Corner closes out Ulisse.



The Met asks it's new music director to come early and Doug Dodson handicaps their new season...Austin Opera boots their artistic director after 27 women come forward...Transgiovanni.

Plus, Oliver's Corner




OperaNow! #258: Best One Yet?

Hey Munich: You're wrong about The Exterminating Angel...Singers gather around to create a better experience...San Diego Opera asks the community what they want...New marquee goes up at opera house in Travers City.

Guess Who Died?

This week features Michael, The OC, Doug Dodson, Kevin Kees and Roberta.


OperaNow! #257: Patinkin & Gunn!

10 years later, The Met's HD broadcasts...Edinburgh Festival offers refunds for Cosi before the show opens...Everyone wants to be in Mozart in the Jungle...Patinkin & Gunn...Anton Coppola going strong at 99.

Plus OPERABUSTERS! and Guess Who Died? And listen through to the end for a special interview...

This week features Michael, The OC, Doug Dodson, Mike Mayes and old school, host Kevin Kees.


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