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Monday
Feb032014

OperaNow! #208: Crossover: The Nicotine Patch Of Opera

Renee Fleming Super Bowl Anthem Monday Evening Quarterbacking...Katherine Jenkins Keeps Making No sense...Metropolitan Opera Reports Falling Attendance...Gerard Mortier says "Regrets...I've Had a Few."...Kim Kardashian to Attend Vienna Opera Ball...Botched Episiotomy Wreaks Havoc on Opera Singer's Career...Sacramento Opera & Symphony Gets Last Minute $500K Bailout.

This week in Oliver's Corner Part 2 of A Midsummer Night's Dream - a look into the music of Britten's Middle- Earth.

This week features Michael, The OC and Doug Dodson.

Thursday
Jan302014

5 Things You Need to Know About Opera Before This Super Bowl

Tuesday
Jan212014

OperaNow! #207: F-You, Music Business!

Peter Gelb will now negotiate...Danielle de Niese says sexy is...can...blah...Jackie Evancho thumbs her tiny nose at musical education...Milli Vanilli scandal turned into opera...Samuel Ramey says BRAVO to cash offer on his house.

This week Oliver's Corner investigates the world of the supernatural and the fairies in a Britten's  A Midsummer Night's Dream

Plus Weekly Dirge, the answer to OPERABUSTERS! and Guess Who Died?

This week features Michael, The OC and the return of Doug Dodson.

Tuesday
Jan072014

OperaNow! #206: Jenny Is On Fire

Maestro Wants Mozart Turned Down...Brokeback Opera Coming Soon to Madrid...J&R Classical Section Shuttered (didn't know it was there)...Anna Netrebko Apparently Skips Out on Elixir Final Dress at The Met...NY Times Critics List Modern Operas They Like...Lesley Garrett Plans Changes on Home in Epworth...Shitty News.

This week the Polar Vortex and Unnamable Indiscretions have resulted in Oliver's Corner examining the beloved American coloratura soprano Roberta Peters  with examples from La Sonnambula, Hamlet, L'Elisir d'Amore, and a song by Debussy.

Plus OPERABUSTERS!

This week features Michael, The OC, Michael Mayes (he's like a bad penny) and Jenny Rivera

Monday
Dec232013

OperaNow! #205: Merry Christmas, We Tried

Just give it a listen...

Tuesday
Dec172013

That Rarest of Occasions...

Michael singing...

Tuesday
Dec032013

OperaNow! #204: Rowdy & Randy

Counter-tenor David Hansen teases..."Rufun" Wainwright getting back to the opera grind...Man will come drink, sing and put together your cheap Ikea desk...Man gets clotheslined by cable and sues cable company...Netrebko and Schrott splitting...Maazel doesn't care for Kim Kardashians's selfies.

This week  in Oliver's Corner, a furious, writhing Cosi teaser with examples by Agnes Baltsa and three mystery mezzos.

Plus OPERABUSTERS! and Guess Who Died?

If you are so inclined check out tenor/teacher Michael Sylvester's Kickstarter project, "English Diction and Enunciation for North American Singers".

This week features Michael, The OC, Doug Dodson and Michael Mayes. Be sure to tweet @rufuswainwright and say that @mazerthehazer should play Hadrian #COC2018 #operanowpodcast

Monday
Nov252013

OperaNow! #203: There's A Fine Line Between Sexist and Sexy

No Thanks, America's Got Talent! And, why is an opera company thanking a critic on Twitter for a good review?

Anne Midgette actually likes a singer...Alberto Vilar gets tossed back into the hoosegow...New York City Opera get the go ahead to sell their wigs and harp...Rolando Villazon returns to The Met after HORRIBLE vocal ailments...Soprano sings Messiah now that she has been asked...French opera company goes with the DAD AX32.

The conclusion of Oliver's Corner on Otello with examples by Jonas Kaufmann, Ailyn Perez, Francesco Merli, and Julianne Baird (!?!?)

Plus Guess Who Died? and the answer to last week's OPERABUSTERS!

This week features Michael, The OC, Doug Dodson and Mike Mayes.

Monday
Nov112013

OperaNow! #202: Soul Man

Il trovatore came to Stamford Corn Exchange...B casts delight in Norma and Forza.

Oliver's Corner continues Otello.

Plus OPERABUSTERS!

This week features Michael, The OC and Doug Dodson.

This episode is sponsored by EMI Classics, presenting their latest release by conductor Antonio Pappano - Verdi's Sacred Voices. Available at you local retailer and online. Check it out and tell 'em OperaNow! sent you!

 

 

 

Wednesday
Nov062013

Sorry There Has Been No Show...

It's entirely due to various stages of illness of either myself, the (stupid baby) or Jenny, and not my own personal podcasting angst or breakups!

It's been an ongoing saga and we hope to get something up very soon!