More mulling over James Levine's future at The Met...Seattle Opera unveils plans for new enormo-dome...Next season has first opera by a female composer in a jillion years.

This week in Oliver's Corner we listen to historically important recordings featuring Grace Bumbry, Shirley Verrett, Simon Estes, and Dorothy Maynor.

This week features Michael, The OC and Doug Dodson.


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Peter Gelb and James Levine walk into a doctor's office...Castleton Festival goes on hiatus...The Vienna Opera Ball...Renee Fleming hints at retirement...Make opera more relevant (blah).

This week on Oliver's Corner: The inimitable Roberta Alexander and rising stars Noah Stewart and J'nai Bridges.

Plus, Guess Who Died?

This week features Michael, The OC, Doug Dodson, the return of Jenny and special guest, director Paul Curran.

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NYCO Tosca arrives with mixed reviews...Are we being too sensitive on the operatic stage?...Cross-over Dido...No Verdi or Puccini next season a Lyric Opera Chicago...Police called on man screaming in his apartment.
It's February, so Oliver's Corner can take a break  from researching operas and rely on the artistry of others.  This week:  Leona Mitchell, Robert McFerrin, and Barbara Hendricks.
This week features Michael, The OC and Doug Dodson.
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