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Great Opera in Columbus This Saturday

Licia Albanese as Mimi in Puccini's La Boheme
Licia Albanese as Mimi in Puccini's La Boheme
28, 2012

Two magnificent archival broadcasts form the Metropolitan Opera on Classical 101, this Saturday at 1 pm.

What Would Rossini Make of a Presidential Election?

Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)
August 22, 2011

What kind of Italian opera could be made from the goings on of today’s presidential candidates?

A Metropolitan (Soap) Opera

scene from rossini's le comte ory
A Scene from Rossini's Le Comte Ory with Juan Diego Florez in the title role.
9, 2011

The New York Times reports music scholar Philip Gossett refused The Metropolitan Opera’s request to write program notes for a production of Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory” because he is displeased with their use of a “butchered” version of the score.

Music and Food: A Classical Emporium

5, 2010

An inveterate snacker, WOSU’s Jennifer Hambrick serves up a menu of musical tributes to food and cooking.