Hire of wonder Hire of wonder

WQXR has hired BBC radio and TV presenter, author, novelist, journalist and violinist Clemency Burton-Hill to be the station’s Creative Director, Music and Arts. 

on June 04, 2018 at 11:19 AM
Time and again I would try to say Time and again I would try to say

Our own publisher and New York Observer scribe Julie Jordan James Jorden plays pundit again for WQXR’s “Conducting Business.”

on April 16, 2015 at 10:44 AM
The woman in Greene The woman in Greene

Susan Graham (pictured) and Piotr Beczala are the latest additions to the roster of “WQXR Presents Metropolitan Opera Spring Highlights,” at The Greene Space on Monday, April 6 at 7:00 PM.

on April 01, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Stubble in paradise Stubble in paradise

Tenor Michael Fabiano reportedly tore the place down tonight at WQXR’s Greene Space.

on October 08, 2014 at 1:58 AM
Open mike night Open mike night

Some very clever casting indeed in this week’s “Dream Team” competition.

on October 05, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Dream team Dream team

In honor of WQXR’s salute to the Richard Tucker Music Foundation next week—featuring Tucker honoree Michael Fabiano and hosted by legendary Renata Scotto—La Cieca invites the cher public to compete for free tickets to the mini-concert.

on September 29, 2014 at 5:33 PM
French tips French tips

Valerian Ruminksi, that bass-baritone who shot off his mouth all over Facebook about a drag queen’s manicure and got fired from a prestigious gig with Opera Lyra—remember him?

on September 12, 2014 at 2:31 PM
And all the rest is talk And all the rest is talk

“Labor! Oh, the problem of labor at the Met is gargantuan,” Our Own JJ (not pictured) would have said, had he thought of it.

on August 14, 2014 at 5:03 PM
How cher the public How cher the public

You know, the commenters at parterre.com (pictured) may get a bit testy from time to time, but at least nobody here says stuff like, oh, for example…

on August 13, 2014 at 7:02 PM
Clash by day Clash by day

Our Own JJ (not pictured) debates Tim Smith, classical music critic of the Baltimore Sun, on the topic of the Met’s cancellation of the HD telecast of The Death of Klinghoffer.

on June 19, 2014 at 11:12 PM
Life of the party Life of the party

Our dear friends at Operavore (to whence Our Own JJ will be returning for another season early in 2014) have called for nominations for favorite operatic “party records.”

on December 08, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Tucker everlasting Tucker everlasting

Those dear, dear people over The Greene Space at WQXR would like you, cher public, to join them this Friday for a concert saluting this year’s winner of the Richard Tucker Award, mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard.

on October 01, 2013 at 5:03 PM
Greene beret Greene beret

Tuesday at 7:00 PM, WQXR’s Operavore and Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts offer a sneak peek at “Verdi in Paris,” the theme of this year’s Bel Canto at Caramoor.

on June 16, 2013 at 5:19 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
The winner takes it all The winner takes it all

Here’s a chance for you to win two tickets to hear the winners of this year’s Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in the intimate ambiance of WQXR’s Greene Space.

on February 28, 2013 at 2:30 PM
When I have sung my songs to you When I have sung my songs to you

… I’ll just keep on singing until everyone hears it.

on January 22, 2013 at 7:38 PM
The next voice you hear The next voice you hear

La Cieca is delighted to announce that she has joined the cast of WQXR’s radio edition of “Operavore.”

on January 08, 2013 at 1:52 PM
Se non e vero, e ben Trovatore Se non e vero, e ben Trovatore

A tip of the hennin to Our Own Phoenix for his nightmarish Trovatore scenario.

on October 09, 2012 at 2:08 AM
I had a dream I had a dream

And in this dream, WQXR’s Operavore was hosting an exclusive season preview for the Met at the charming downtown Greene Space.

on October 01, 2012 at 2:40 PM
Richard is better Richard is better

The Tucker Foundation will be the subject of a special event on Wednesday June 27 at 7 pm, when WQXR’s Naomi Lewin (not pictured)…

on June 21, 2012 at 3:18 PM
Ceasefire Ceasefire

Here’s a change of pace for you parterre chatters as the Met season winds down.

on May 08, 2012 at 9:00 AM
Petered out Petered out

Daniel Wakin reports that “WQXR pulled a blog posting critical of the Metropolitan Opera’s new Ring cycle last month after the Met’s general manager, Peter Gelb, personally complained to the radio station’s top executive…”

on May 01, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Yes, in this interview with Naomi Lewin, the word “fiasco” gets thrown around a lot.

on December 02, 2011 at 11:43 AM

Our Own JJ is dashing about like a mad crazed thing today. At 4:00 this afternoon, he’s joining Naomi Lewin at WQXR to discuss the Met’s impending season (you can listen here), then dashing over to Lincoln Center to cover the opening night Rheingold for the New York Post. In your doyenne’s understandable absence, hosting…

on September 27, 2010 at 1:06 PM