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Opera Abbreviated Podcast: The Merry Widow

Renée Fleming as Hanna Glawari in Lehár's The Merry Widow.
Renée Fleming as Hanna Glawari in Lehár's The Merry Widow.
10:50AM
January 15, 2015

Opera Abbreviated tells you everything you need to enjoy this week’s live in HD broadcast of Lehar’s The Merry Widow.

Rolando Villazón’s Resume: Tenor and Cartoonist?

10:15AM
January
15, 2015

Tenor Rolando Villazón had a congenital cyst lodged in his left vocal fold, something you go after with a scalpel…something which causes everyone who uses their voice for a living to recoil in horror. Good thing he had a backup plan.

WOSU TV Airs PBS’s Met Broadcast of The Marriage of Figaro

Isabel Leonard as Cherubino and Marlis Petersen as Susanna in Mozart’s
Isabel Leonard as Cherubino and Marlis Petersen as Susanna in Mozart’s "Le Nozze di Figaro" airing on “Great Performances at the Met.”
8:30AM
January 9, 2015

Friday, January 16th you can watch a broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera’s production of The Marriage of Figaro from your own living room, courtesy of WOSU TV.

Saying Goodbye to 2014

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Claudio Abbado was considered one of the world's finest conductors.
10:12AM
December 31, 2014

The world of music lost many voices in 2014.

A New Biography of Tenor Roland Hayes

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Roland Hayes: Legacy of an American Tenor by Christopher Brooks and Robert Sims
9:41AM
December 17, 2014

A new biography of the first African America classical musician to have an international career.

Remembering Irene Dalis

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Irene Dalis as Azucena in Verdi's Il Trovatore. Don't be fooled. She was a nice lady.
2:27PM
December 15, 2014

Mezzo-soprano turned teacher and impresario Irene Dalis has died at the age of 89. I have a personal reminiscence to share.

Opera-As-TV-Series: Is Lisa Bielawa’s “Vireo” the Future of Opera?

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Lisa Bielawa's "Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser" is poised to become the first opera to be performed serially and broadcast on television.
9:40AM
December
15, 2014

Composer Lisa Bielawa’s innovative new opera “Vireo” has many asking, Is this the future of opera?

Opera Abbreviated: Die Meistersinger

A scene from Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.
A scene from Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.
11:27AM
December 10, 2014

Opera Abbreviated gives you a glimpse of Wagner’s opera The Mastersingers of Nuremberg. You can see the opera live from the Met in a movie theater near you, on December 13 at noon.

Friday is Opera Day on Classical 101

Christopher Purdy holding an Opera Day sign
Christopher Purdy hosts Opera Day Friday on Classical 101.
12:59PM
December 3, 2014

Don’t miss Opera Day on Classical 101, Friday, December 5 beginning at 9 am.

Opera Abbreviated Podcast: Macbeth

Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth at the Metropolitan Opera
Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth at the Metropolitan Opera
9:01AM
October 8, 2014

Opera Abbreviated presents Macbeth, an Italian opera by Giuseppe Verdi based on Shakespeare’s play. See it live in HD from the Met on Saturday, October 11.