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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.


OperaNow! #232: The Sophisticated Vowel

San Diego Opera names new General Director...Met Opera Board President doesn't stand for reelection...How to get rehired for a choral gig...ENO creates new CEO role...Bartoli pulls out of west coast tour...Julius Rudel memorial concert for NYCO Renascence. 

This week in Oliver's Corner: Spoiler Alert - Dead Man gets out of jail because his ma' sang an aria about forgiveness. 

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OperaNow! #231: Random Free For All

Every month is Black History Month!

This week features Michael, The OC (coming in later), Jenny Rivera and Mike Mayes

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OperaNow! #230: I'mma Let You Finish but Joyce DiDonato...

Julius Rudel concert set to benefit NYCO Renaissance...Protestor storms The Met stage...The show goes on in Donetsk...Critic responds to critics.

This week Oliver's Corner is feeling lazy and celebrates Black History Month but one has nothing to do with the other.

Plus Guess Who Died?

This week features Michael, The OC and old pal, David Gordon (not THAT one).


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