The show that brings you all the news in the world of opera.
12/3/2013 | Download File (41.97 MB) - right click to download
Counter-tenor David Hansen teases..."Rufun" Wainwright getting back to the opera grind...Man will come drink, sing and put together your cheap Ikea desk...Man gets clotheslined by cable and sues cable company...Netrebko and Schrott splitting...Maazel doesn't care for Kim Kardashians's selfies. This week in Oliver's Corner, a furious, writhing Cosi teaser with examples by Agnes Baltsa and threemystery mezzos. Plus OPERABUSTERS! and Guess Who Died? If you are so inclined check out tenor/teacher Michael Sylvester's Kickstarter project, "English Diction and Enunciation for North American Singers". This week features Michael, The OC, Doug Dodson and Michael Mayes. Be sure to tweet @rufuswainwrightand say that @mazerthehazer should play Hadrian #COC2018 #operanowpodcast
11/25/2013 | Download File (43.11 MB) - right click to download
No Thanks, America's Got Talent! And, why is an opera company thanking a critic on Twitter for a good review? Anne Midgette actually likes a singer...Alberto Vilar gets tossed back into the hoosegow...New York City Opera get the go ahead to sell their wigs and harp...Rolando Villazon returns to The Met after HORRIBLE vocal ailments...Soprano sings Messiah now that she has been asked...French opera company goes with the DAD AX32. The conclusion of Oliver's Corner on Otello with examples by Jonas Kaufmann, Ailyn Perez, Francesco Merli, and Julianne Baird (!?!?) Plus Guess Who Died? and the answer to last week's OPERABUSTERS! This week features Michael, The OC, Doug Dodson and Mike Mayes.
11/13/2013 | Download File (31.93 MB) - right click to download
Il trovatore came to Stamford Corn Exchange...B casts delight in Norma and Forza. Oliver's Corner continues Otello. Plus OPERABUSTERS! This week features Michael, The OC and Doug Dodson.
10/16/2013 | Download File (42.23 MB) - right click to download
Metropolitan Opera composer program finallyproducing show(s)...Breaking Bad: The (Possible) Opera...Peter Gelb's office is a secret swinger's pad...NYCO's financial meltdown in more detail...Richard Bonynge and that bel canto sound. This week Oliver's Corner celebrates Verdi's birthday by trying to wrap his tiny mind around Otello. Plus Guess Who Died? This week features Michael, The OC, Doug Dodson, Jenny Rivera and the spoken-word return of Texapolitan Opera Road Show's Michael Mayes.
9/30/2013 | Download File (46.64 MB) - right click to download
James Levine Returns To The Met...Opening Night Protest at The Met...Composers Look to Books And Movies For Material...The bell tolls for thee, New York City Opera...Dallas Opera Balances Budget Ahead Of Schedule...Weight Loss Film Shown At Opera House...Human Piano. Oliver's Corner Finishes Up Eugene Onegin with the man himself and Prince Gremin. All that plus an alternate universe where NYCO thrives and The Met Dives...what could have happened? This week features Michael, The OC, Doug Dodson and Jenny Rivera. Plus, some old tyme podcasters.