Sometime opera patron Alberto Vilar gets out of the clink...Lyric Opera Chicago teams up withThe Second City...Gotham Chamber does it small and right...When opera was on the sidewalk...Met Opera group meets in Sausalito...Singers trade in steely-sword voices for plowshares.
This week Oliver's Corner reveals that there ARE too many notes in Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio PLUS a Vocal ID quiz on German basses.
This week features Michael, The OC and Doug Dodson.
Direct download: operanow168.mp3
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James Levine will return to the Metropolitan Opera...La Scala's Stéphane Lissner to head up Paris Opera...Goerke is back and betterthan ever...Madman runs amok at LA Opera...Andrea Bocelli: Roller-Boogie Boy.

In this weeks Oliver's Corner, a vocal ID quiz on Blonde's high E and two German Sopranosteach a lesson in style.

This week features Michael, The OC and we welcome back Matt Boresi of the White Dad Problems Podcast.

Nominations have ended for the 2012 Podcast Awards...we will let you know if you need to vote for us!

Direct download: operanow167.mp3
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Opera Teen (and fan of the show) gets awrite-up...New York City Opera says everytingmust go...Baroque opera for a modern era (keep it baroque), English National Opera tries to keep it sexy and in my face (THWACK)...Mexican singer smuggles drugs into the USA...Brian Jagde wants to invite a music teacher to see him perform...Oliver gets incensed at youth who stream and Michael sides with the youth.

This week Oliver's Corner begins a new series on Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio withan overview of the arias of Konstanze.

Don't forget to nominate us for a Podcast Award (yes we are trying yet again). Click the link at the top of the page and nominate us in the Cultural/Arts section. It's our best chance of getting nominated.

This week's show features Michael, The OC, and the return of Jenny Rivera-Rice (that's right...RICE).

Direct download: operanow166.mp3
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Opera America opens a new Mecca (or Jerusalem) for companies and singers...Singer short-changed by The Metropolitan Opera after falling from the stage...opera and ballet try to glitz up opening night (with snooty, quasi-celebritries)...Hurricane Aprea is rumbling in Palm Beach...Eat some opera singer-grownalgae.

Oliver's Corner concludes his overview of Coronation of Poppea with the charactersDrusillaPoppea, and Nerone.

Direct download: operanow165.mp3
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