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OperaNow! #202: Soul Man

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

Oliver's Corner continues Otello.


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!





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!



OperaNow! #201: Peter Gelb's Sexxxy Office Key Party

Metropolitan Opera composer program finally producing show(s)...Breaking Bad: The (Possible) Opera...Peter Gelb's office is a secret swinger's pad...NYCO's financial meltdown in more detail...Richard Bonynge and that bel canto sound.

This week Oliver's Corner celebrates Verdi's birthday by trying to wrap his tiny mind around Otello.

Plus Guess Who Died?

This week features Michael, The OC, Doug Dodson, Jenny Rivera and the spoken-word return of Texapolitan Opera Road Show's Michael Mayes.


OperaNow! #200: Looks Like We Made It

James Levine Returns To The Met...Opening Night Protest at The Met...Composers Look to Books And Movies For Material...The bell tolls for thee, New York City Opera...Dallas Opera Balances Budget Ahead Of Schedule...Weight Loss Film Shown At Opera House...Human Piano.

Oliver's Corner Finishes Up Eugene Onegin with the man himself and Prince Gremin.

All that plus an alternate universe where NYCO thrives and The Met Dives...what could have happened?

This week features Michael, The OC, Doug Dodson and Jenny Rivera. Plus, some old tyme podcasters.


OperaNow! #199: The Alma Mahler Sex Doll

Gerard Mortier out at Teatro Real...Juilliard grads bring opera to the schools via superhero stories...Opera makes mice live longer...Opera News Awards recipients announced...The tale of the Alma Mahler sex doll...Portland Opera has nobody to market their shows.

This week in Oliver's Corner five sopranos "pull a Tatyana" by writing one very long and messy letter that repeats the same phrase over and over again.

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


OperaNow! #198: How Many Crossroads Can There Be?

NYCO at yet another crossroads (and not the good one with Ralph Macchio)...Debora Voigt says to turn out the lights, the party's over...Gerard Mortier undergoes cancer treatment...Courting the young tech community in Silicon Valley.

This week in Oliver's Corner, we begin a three-part series on Eugene Onegin  just in time for the Met season premiere with the music of Lensky performed by Neil Shicoff, Nicolai Gedda, and two mystery tenors.

Plus Guess Who Died?

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

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OperaNow! #197: Bathhouse Baltsa

Dolora Zajick backs out of Dolores Claiborne..."Hot" Opera "Direc"tors...At Tip For Stage Parents.

In the second part of Oliver's Gesture Corner, Juan Diego Florez shows you where the Emotional Zone is on your body;  Erwin Schrott and Denyce Graves teach you how to time your gestures perfectly; and three examples of Là ci darem la mano prove that it is best to always sing facing downstage.

This week features The OC and Doug Dodson.


OperaNow! #196: I've Got a Gesture For You Right Here Conlon cancels due to surgery...The Met responds to petition blasting Putin...Scalia & Ginsberg opera...Stephen Fry explores the "science" of opera...How a fall can affect your singing...Singers fall into water during Magic Flute.

This week Oliver's Corner (featuring Teresa Stratas and Angela Gheorghiu) returns and he is looking at your fingers while you are singing.

Plus Guess Who Died?

This week features Michael, The OC and Peter Barbera.


OperaNow! #195: Don't Mess With The Hampson

Mezzo sues The Metropolitan Opera after falling through trap door...Thomas Hampson gets waterboarded by BBC's HARDTalk...Opera Philadelphia takes it to the fabulously re-furbed warehouses...First Pavarotti recording to be bundled with umpteenth collection of his hits...Opera singer accuses neighbor of killing her groundhogs...YOU try living in Russia!

Michael's Corner wraps up its look at Gilbert & Sullivan with The Yeomen of the Guard, The Gondoliers, Utopia Limited and The Grand Duke.

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


OperaNow! #194: Mark Morris - Triple Threat

Edita Gruberova speaks out about the loooong rehearsal process in Europe...Mark Morris presents Dido & Aeneas and Curlew River at Tanglewood...Bryn Terfel becomes recording magnate...Licia Albanese turns 100...Marriage of Figaro speaks to teens?

Michael's Corner continues with part 2 of his G&S roundup looking at Iolanthe, Princess Ida, The Mikado and Ruddigore.

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