The Hymens are here...And so were the Opera News Awards...Joyce DiDonato Facetimes with you so you're not lonely on the road...Domingo given Medal of Freedom (by City of London...not the good Medal of Freedom or the good London)...German singer is self-titled Lady Gaga of opera...Katherine Jenkins butt up for sponsorship at London Marathon (so says Oliver.)

This week in Oliver's Corner,  Mélisande needs a haircut and Pelléas needs the witness protection program.

This week features Michael, The OC and Marcus Shields.

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Direct download: on185.mp3
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Natalie Dessay is bored, but luckily, Danielle de Niese was visiting her folks in Jersey...Tenor in Met Opera Die Walkure pulls out mid scene...Meanwhile, some other tenor forgets to show up for the first act of Siegfried...Small NYC opera companies start to pool some resources...Jenny Rivera wows the critic(s) with her latest DVD...Cheesemonger to sing National Anthem.

This week in Oliver's Corner, Mélisande drops the ring and The OC drops the needle on Golaud.

Plus Viewer Mail and Guess Who Died?

This week features Michael, The OC and Doug Dodson.

Direct download: on184.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:34am EDT

Lyric Opera Chicago lures young Gen X in with promise of booze and no opera...Lepage Ring at The Met continues to break down...NYCO announces new season...Russian opera chief dies after falling into orchestra pit.

This week Oliver takes a dip into the murky well of Pelléas and Mélisande.

Plus Guess Who Died? and Viewer Mail!

This week features Michael, The OC and Doug Dodson.

Direct download: on183.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43am EDT



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