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.

Direct download: on263.mp3
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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.

Direct download: on262.mp3
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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

Direct download: on261final.mp3
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OperaNow! is back after a long hiatus.

Direct download: on260.mp3
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OperaNow! is back for the holidays with a look at A Christmas Carol in all of its many forms.

Joining Michael are Chris Rice, John Greenbaum, and Anthony Barrese.

Thanks to Bulova and Chesterfield for their kind sponsorship.

Direct download: ONChristmas17.mp3
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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.

Oliver's Corner closes out The Rakes Progress.

Guess Who Died?

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

Direct download: on258.mp3
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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.

Direct download: on257.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:54am EDT

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

Direct download: on256.mp3
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Yannick coming to The Met (in 20 years)...

In Oliver's first Corner on The Rake's Progress we listen to Paul Appleby, Laura Claycomb, and Dawn Upshaw in her prime.

This week features Micahel, The OC and Matthan Black

Direct download: on255.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43am EDT

As we we ease back into things, we shoot the shit and disucuss a few stories.

The Norma Effect...New York City Opera announces first full season...NY Times talking heads try to get more people to the opera (and Michael solves the problem)

Oliver's Corner goes on hiatus to retool...next week, a look at the TV show Jackass.

Guess Who Died (again)?

This week features Michael, The OC and Doug Dodson.


Direct download: on254.mp3
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