Il Divo fires back at the critics (and Katherine Jenkins' many dresses)...Local donkey gets big break...Opera telling a lost tale of the Holocaust premieres in Austria...Opera America doles out the cash...New York City Opera bits and bob goes on the auction block......Dustin Hoffman's"Quartet"...Hearing impaired teen opera singer gets grant.

This week in Oliver's Corner 5' tall Wundertenor Joseph Schmidt and his dream to sing La boheme on stage.

If you are in Chicago, a friend has organized a benefit concert Friday, February 1st at 7:30 PM for the Newtown shooting. Information can be found here.

Information for The OC's Schubertiade Superbowl Sunday Soire can be found here.

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

Direct download: on177.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:51am EDT

The Rat Pack of Opera...Minnesota Opera produce "Doubt"...Royal Opera to produce about 167 new operas in the next 5 years...Random list of male singers...Opera+Porn= ok by Oliver...Blind opera singer (Doug knows her).

This week in Oliver's Corner female climax is explored (version soprano française).

This week features Michael, The OC and Doug Dodson.

Direct download: on176.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:19am EDT

Lyric Opera and Second City a hit...Roberto Alagna takes a mulligan in Opera Orchestra of New York's Andrea Chenier...Québécois tenor goes on vocal strike due to sexy posters (that aren't him)...Alagna & Gheorghiughiughiu split for good?...Tattooed opera composer runs for Czech president. Opera On Ice!

This week in Oliver's Corner your chest voice opens my heart the way the sun makes a flower's legsspread!
This week features Michael, The OC and Doug Dodson.
Direct download: on175.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:35am EDT

New York City elementary school students learn Barber of Seville in Italian even if the cast at The Met didn't...Hungarian emigree returns to Europe thanks to Jazz Choir to sing opera in Italy...Dicapo Opera goes on hiatusto gather funds...Royal Opera at Covent Garden opens building to CCTV for the day (like every other square inch of the London police state.)

In the final segment of Oliver's Corner in Maschera, sixtenors for you to guess.

Plus Guess Who Died?

This week features Michael, The OC, Doug Dodson, Jenny Rivera and introducing Master Jackson Rice.

Direct download: operanow174.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:32pm EDT



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