Rondo and rondo and rondo we go Rondo and rondo and rondo we go

A convocation of mezzos–and a pride of tenors–produce hundreds of sixteenth notes in a bewitching Rossini showpiece

on January 17, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Balls to the wall Balls to the wall

Five fatal Swedish/Bostonian love triangles

on October 17, 2023 at 9:00 AM
Tragic mike Tragic mike

The Metropolitan Opera Guild has come such a long way since the days of dear Mrs. August Belmont!

on September 18, 2019 at 6:10 PM
Wolf whistle Wolf whistle

Sam Neuman shares tips and tricks for behaving like a cultured person at the opera.

on September 10, 2019 at 1:09 PM
Out code Out code

Joining the talking and singing heads of Aria Code is Our Own JJ, deconstructing “Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix.”

on January 02, 2019 at 9:46 AM
Source code Source code

WQXR, the Metropolitan Opera, and WNYC Studios introduce Aria Code.

on December 04, 2018 at 9:18 AM
An evening in the Sewers An evening in the Sewers

Mean, moody, magnificent Matt Baume (left) hosts a live version of his celebrated podcast The Sewers of Paris this afternoon beginning at 5:00 PM Eastern time.

on February 10, 2018 at 1:55 PM
Talking headspace Talking headspace

Our Own JJ (pictured) joins in the debate over the Düsseldorf Tannhäuser with Anne Midgette and John Berry.

on May 13, 2013 at 6:49 PM

While we’re waiting for further news on the final Tosca of the Met season, La Cieca suggests we consider the diva and the non-diva, on the other side of the jump.

on May 10, 2010 at 4:54 PM

Let’s talk about chest: theories, recollections, examples, caveats… All about chest, in fact. To start the conversational ball rolling, here’s what some celebrated mid 20th century divas have to say about the subject of chest voice. [kml_flashembed movie=”” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Chest nut Charlie Handelman has so much to say on “voce di petto”…

on February 17, 2009 at 2:40 PM

“It’s been long enough, Ephraim.” JudyCast has decided to join the human race again!

on January 26, 2009 at 4:26 PM

La Cieca wishes her dear, dear, dear friend many happy returns, and reminds her cher public that Charlie’s podcasts (gleaned from his vastissimo collection) are about the best opera you can find anywhere on the web.

on January 21, 2009 at 11:40 AM

Premiere Opera Podcast has returned after a hiatus of several months, and, as always, Ed Rosen keeps us up to date with the latest tenor activities. Recent episodes include excerpts from a duo recital (Juan Diego Flòrez and Rolando Villazòn) and a Lucia scene from Stephen Costello.

on August 10, 2008 at 1:27 PM