Bellini plays on Broadway...Madama Buterfly 2: Electric Boogaloo...Nobody ever staged new operas...Virginia Opera ingests Lyric opera like sickly in-utero twin...Opera Teens chats with Peter Gelb...transgendered singer makes plans.

This week Oliver's Corner scratches the surface of pants (role Oscar). Examples by Luisa Tetrazzini, anAustrian and three American sopranos.

This week features Michael, The OC and Doug Dodson.

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Angela Gheorghiu gives too much in Tosca...David Alden's Ballo falls on blind eyes...Harry Bickett showsClemenza at the Met...Lyric Opera Chicago chorus master resigns after a few brief months.

Oliver's Corner concludes his series on Mozart's Abduction with a breakdown of  the Act 2 Quartet breakdown of the Act 2 quartet.

This week features Michael, The OC, Doug Dodson andJenny Rivera.

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We continue our series with the return of Ken Bensonand the arrival of Ed Rosen! We have a great discussion about YouTube and the treasures you can find. A great show that could win us the Podcast Award! Clips are below:

Ed: Tucker & Tebaldi ManonRichard TuckerCorelli & Nilsson

Ken: Pia TassinariFritz WunderlichEleanor Steber

Oliver: Mark Morris DidoMariella DeviaRenata Scotto

Michael: Thomas HampsonLuciano Pavarotti

Check out Ken at the Marcello Giordani Foundationevent Friday, November 9th discussing verismo opera. And Ed thinks your should come to the Richard Tucker Gala this Sunday, November 11th.

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