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OperaNow! #241: Opera's Top 8 Sexiest Administrators 

San Francisco Opera names new General Director...The Met talks a bigger lobby and their future...New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players cancel Mikado over racial outcry...panties tossed at Jonas Kaufmann at The Proms...Opera's "sexiest" Met stars...Houston Grand Opera offers free renewals to out of work oil barons.

This week in Oliver's Corner: It's raining men - the dudes of the Magic Flute.

This week features Michael, The OC and Doug Dodson.


OperaNow! #240: The Barihunk Renaissance

Loft Opera seems to have their shits together...Why doesn't anyone do contemporary operas again?...Why to program 'Murican opera...Opera News gets a redesign..."opera school" noise complaint.

In Oliver's Corner's final installment of Dialogues of the Carmelites: Blanche finally grows a pair.

After Oliver's Corner, check out an interview with Ned Canty of Opera Memphis discussing 30 Days of Opera happening now all over Memphis.

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


OperaNow! #239: 2 and a Half White Men

Metropolitan Opera to abandon what some call "blackface" for new Otello...Steve Jobs opera coming to Santa Fe...The trouble with digital classical music...WWII internment camp opera in Seattle...Here's a list of new operas people like...Australian opera singer called "faggot" by mope at basketball game...tenor sings during brain surgery.

In Oliver's Corner - Part 2 of Dialogues of the Carmelites: Introducing Soeur Luna de Ravenclaw.

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


OperaNow! #238: The Ugly Cry

Sorry for the sound quality...we tried our best to repair.

Santa Fe Opera Has New Building...Hanoi Opera House...Mayor's Concert to Feature Area Vocalists...Helpmann Award winner Jennifer Rivera tells you the top 10 things you need to think about to sing...Hanoi opera house will be repainted the same color...First opera in Pidgin

This week in Oliver's Corner: Does being a nun mean you don't get to sing a cabaletta?  Part one of three on Dialogues of the Carmelites.

Guess Who Died?

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


R.I.P. Mario Sereni


OperaNow! #237: Boo or Boo-urns?

ENO Chief steps down...Opera booed for rape scene...San Diego ends season in the black...Katharine Jenkins to perform "full" Carmen...Police on the lookout for opera hold-up man.

In Oliver's Corner: Rinaldo, part 3 -the perfect hero for our time. Part man, woman, and child.

Guess Who Died?'

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


OperaNow! #236: All About Matthan

Vancouver Opera goes to a festival season and some aren't happy...Hey, I'm just a critic!...Opera by African-American composer sees a revival...Jake Heggie profiled in Opera News...Berlin Philharmonic names new music director...Trans woman sings national anthem at A's game...Robot makes operatic debut...It's not a UFO, it's marketing.

In part 2 of Oliver's Corner on Handel's Rinaldo, everyone not named Rinaldo.

This week features Michael, The OC and Matthan Black of the podcast Doing The Work.


OperaNow! #235: Half A Show Is Better Than None

...even THIS show.

BEMF Preview...Bartoli lives in Amereeeeca...The couple that saved San Diego Opera...Alice Coote...Florida Grand Opera finishes season in the black...

This week in Oliver's Corner, Another Mother of Dragons.

Guess Who Died? (And Didn't)


This week features Michael, The OC, Doug Dodson, and Jenny Rivera.


OperaNow! #234: Dean Man Walking....TWO!!!

Zachary Woolfe gives The Met a physical on (but doesn't make them cough)...Lyric Opera Kansas City fires their Artistic Director...We do some of the work...Countertenor moves to St. Louis to quell riots...Opera website will show one opera a month...Fat Shirley's to hold auditions in late May.

In Oliver's final installment of Dead Man Walking, Mazer the Hazer makes us cry. 

This week features Michael, The OC and Mike Mayes.


OperaNow! #233: Rosie and Domingo

New Yorker article takes a deeper look at what is happening at The Met and the board responds...Anthony Tommasini hints that Domingo should "just back away"...LA Opera has a costume sale...High School seniors in Mobile Opera chorus.

This Week in part 2 of Oliver's look into Dead Man Walking:  Helen and Joseph go together like peas and carrots.

Guess Who Died?

This week features Michael, The OC and Doug Dodson.