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Podcast Host: Michael Rice

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Location: Chicago, IL

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The show that brings you all the news in the world of opera.

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OperaNow #218: So Long, Kid  play >

OperaNow #218: So Long, Kid

7/16/2014 | Download File (35.61 MB) - right click to download

Arts Council puts the squeeze on ENO (they lost weight in preparation)...Eric Owens puts his money where his mouth is...Some revalations on how The Met chorus is paid. In Oliver's Corner, seven tenors-you-should-know show you how to talk to a lady, how to scare the audience, and how to vocally demonstrate wood. Plus Guess Who Died? The Man, The Maestro, The Maazel. This week features Michael, The OC and Mike Mayes and Tim Myers (with special guest stars at the end.)

OperaNow! #217: God Bless 'Merica  play >

OperaNow! #217: God Bless 'Merica

7/4/2014 | Download File (49.86 MB) - right click to download

Opera Australia PR Nightmare...Chicago Festival Can't Pay for Beethoven...Klinghoffer and other problems at The Met. This week in Oliver's Corner: I came here to give you a kiss.  From your mother. Set your phasers to OPERA. Plus Guess Who Died?

OperaNow! #216: Look Ma, No Orchestra!  play >

OperaNow! #216: Look Ma, No Orchestra!

6/18/2014 | Download File (51.69 MB) - right click to download

Metropolitan Opera on the edge of a precipice...Some companies are doing fine...Covent Garden wraps up homeless Dialouges...Anger over electronic orchestra causes postponement. In Oliver's Corner, we learn that Handel was the Stephen Spielberg of the high baroque, and Cavalli was the Orson Welles (?),  never mind.  Just listen to some nice duets from  La Calisto. Tune in to the end to hear an interview with Eric Einhorn and Jennifer Petersn on On Site Opera where we discuss the company and their new production of Rameau's Pygmalion happning now!

OperaNow! #215: Goat Boy  play >

OperaNow! #215: Goat Boy

6/4/2014 | Download File (34.38 MB) - right click to download

San Diego Opera names former Lyric Opera Chicago chief Bill Mason as Artistic Advisor...What happened with the incoming director at La Scala...The Met opens up on budget and contract negations...Andrea Bocelli embroiled in eponymous wine scandal. In Oliver's Corner:  if he-goats are a turn-on, Calisto is the opera for you. This week features Michael, The OC and Jenny Rivera

OperaNow! #214: You Stay Classy, San Diego!  play >

OperaNow! #214: You Stay Classy, San Diego!

5/20/2014 | Download File (37.54 MB) - right click to download

The show will go on for San Diego Opera (sans Ian Campbell)...Metropolitan Opera and ALL the unions seem to be at odds with the orchestra authorizing a strike should talks fail...3 of Great Britain's hunkiest critics mercilessly go after the Octavian's appearance in Glyndebourne's Der Rosenkavalier and Alice Coote strikes back...Opera fans suffer more after treatment for prostate cancer...Opera News (Nudes) appoints new publisher...Anna Netrebko does video ad for Austrian Air. Oliver's Corner This week features Michael, The OC and Jenny Rivera.

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Really funny, I listen on Global City Radio most weeks or get a podcast
Reviewed on 4/17/2012

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