Hey Munich: You're wrong about The Exterminating Angel...Singers gather around to create a better experience...San Diego Opera asks the community what they want...New marquee goes up at opera house in Travers City.

Oliver's Corner closes out The Rakes Progress.

Guess Who Died?

This week features Michael, The OC, Doug Dodson, Kevin Kees and Roberta.

Direct download: on258.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:27am PDT

10 years later, The Met's HD broadcasts...Edinburgh Festival offers refunds for Cosi before the show opens...Everyone wants to be in Mozart in the Jungle...Patinkin & Gunn...Anton Coppola going strong at 99.

Plus OPERABUSTERS! and Guess Who Died? And listen through to the end for a special interview...

This week features Michael, The OC, Doug Dodson, Mike Mayes and old school host, Kevin Kees.

Direct download: on257.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:54am PDT

How do you solve a problem like Peter Gelb? That aria is way too long...Opera composed by psychiatrist attempts to address schizophrenia...Pole dancer spices up Verdi (about time)...Young Pavarotti discovered in Wales (sort of.)

Olivers Corner continues it's look at The Rakes Progress with Act 2.

This week features Michael, The OC and Doug Dodson

Direct download: on256.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:22am PDT

Yannick coming to The Met (in 20 years)...

In Oliver's first Corner on The Rake's Progress we listen to Paul Appleby, Laura Claycomb, and Dawn Upshaw in her prime.

This week features Micahel, The OC and Matthan Black

Direct download: on255.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:43am PDT

As we we ease back into things, we shoot the shit and disucuss a few stories.

The Norma Effect...New York City Opera announces first full season...NY Times talking heads try to get more people to the opera (and Michael solves the problem)

Oliver's Corner goes on hiatus to retool...next week, a look at the TV show Jackass.

Guess Who Died (again)?

This week features Michael, The OC and Doug Dodson.


Direct download: on254.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:12am PDT

So long, James Levine...

Direct download: on253.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23am PDT

Upstart Opera in NYC...Another Camarena EncoreAt The Met...ENO Music Director Resigns...Verdic Cycle Comes To A Close in Sarasota...Florence Foster Jenkins Movie...Greenwich Residents to Perform in The Sorcerer.

In Oliver's Corner we listen to Leyla Gencer, Piero Cappuccilli, and Dimitra Theodossiou in act 2 of Roberto Devereux.

This week features Michael, The OC and Doug Dodson.

And be sure to check out La Familia Green for all your greeting card and stationary needs!

Direct download: on252.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30am PDT

The Hymen's Return!...First female conductor EVER this season at Baltimore Opera House...ENO chorus votes to go on strike...Roberto Alagna steps in to save Manon Lescaut at The Met (but thinks he overdid it).

Oliver's Corner previews Roberto Devereux, an opera you should know.

This week features Michael, The OC and Matt Boresi of The Paternity Test Podcast

Direct download: on251.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:33pm PDT

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.


Direct download: on250.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:44am PDT

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.

Direct download: on249.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:26am PDT

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.
Direct download: on248.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:36am PDT

NYCO will finally rise from the ashes as NYCO...Mope from Harvard fills culture "article" with quotes...Lyric Opera Chicago launches Chicago Voices program...Anna Netrebko weds again in style...Shasta College hires pantomime bear for Bartered Bride...Guns cheapen Lucia's death in Eugene.

The final installment of La Sonnambula on Oliver's Corner: Amina, the Sleep-Cuddler

This week features Michael, The OC and Doug Dodson.

Direct download: on247.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:27am PDT





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