OperaNow! #161: Take THIS Down!
6/5/2013 | Download File (37.34 MB) - right click to download
Cairo Opera goes on strike...Fear of rain forces New York Grand Opera to cancel summer season...voice student sues teacher over inapporpriate behavior. This week on Oliver's Corner Semele wears out Jupiter's thunder with an audition aria y'all should sing. Featuring Michael, The OC and Doug Dodson.
5/29/2013 | Download File (49.22 MB) - right click to download
First, a brief follow-up on last weeks episode featuring a new host. Angela snags Romanian Eurovision countertenor...Opera singer proposes on stage...La Scala cuts back on productions for 2013-14 season...Bryn Terfel has a big summer planned (singing 4 concerts)...Singer looks for donations to attend a pay-to-sing (and needs help memorizing music). This week Jupiter tries not to burn through another goomah in Act II Scene 3 of Semele on Oliver's Corner. This week features Michael, The OC, Doug Dodson and an angry Jenny Rivera.
5/22/2013 | Download File (46.03 MB) - right click to download
James Levine has returned...Is Lyric Opera Chicago's Oklahoma OK? (L-A-H-O-M-A)...Chicago Opera Theater fills season with adventurous pieces you've never heard of...San Fran couple hold fund raiser for implants. This week Oliver is back to his old tricks dressin' up as your sister, tryin' to steal your man.A drop the needle on Ino/Juno from Handel's Semele. This week features Michael, The OC, Doug Dodson and (maybe) Jenny Rivera.
5/1/2013 | Download File (40.49 MB) - right click to download
Stop the OPERA IS SEXY INSANITY...Pavarotti Pellegrino...Amanda Seyfried regrets quitting opera. Oliver's final segment on Pelléas et Mélisande samples four versions of the love duet. This week features a blistering and angrily-profane Michael, The OC and Matt Boresi of White Dad Problems. Follow us at @operanowpodcast @theoperacompany and @whitedadprobs And how come their bellies touch?
4/23/2013 | Download File (45.13 MB) - right click to download
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. Follow us on Twitter @operanowpodcast and @theoperacompany