opera rss icon

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

color head shot of composer Lisa Bielawa wearing a black sleeveless dress
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?

Mozart Minute: Burning Letters, Burning Love

image of a portrait of Mozart in which he wears  bright red coat
Catch The Mozart Minute every Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to the Mozart Minute podcast at wosu.org/podcasts.
11:40AM
November 7, 2014

Fate’s a funny thing. Want to know what Mozart and Princess Diana have in common? Read on.

Mozart Minute Podcast: Fiordiligi

color image of a portrait of Mozart wearing a bright red coat
Catch The Mozart Minute every Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to the podcast at wosu.org/podcasts.
11:35AM
July 25, 2014

You’d think an opera composer as great as Mozart was would write an opera role as demanding as that of Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte only for a top-notch singer. But did he?

Mozart Minute: Mozart’s Wordsmith

color portrait of Mozart wearing a bright red coat
Catch The Mozart Minute every Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to the podcast at wosu.org/podcasts.
11:45AM
May 30, 2014

In this episode of The Mozart Minute, we meet the librettist for Mozart’s most inspired operas.

Opera, Football Team Up To Help Autistic Teens

1:52PM
May
22, 2014

Ex Houston Oiler Larry Harris now sings opera and teaches kids with autism how to speak.

Opera Company Offers High-Tech Opera Supertitles via Google Glass

color photograph of a set of Google Glass(es) resting on a table
The screen for your opera supertitles could be in your Glass(es).
8:00AM
May
20, 2014

New York City-based On Site Opera experiments with Figaro Systems software to deliver opera supertitles straight to your Google Glass “eyewear.”

Mozart Minute Podcast: Mozart Is Bored

mozart-red-coat-165x100
Catch "The Mozart Minute" Fridays at noon during the Amadeus Deli on Classical 101, and listen to the podcast at wosu.org/podcasts.
11:15AM
February 28, 2014

Mozart obviously loved to compose. Except when he didn’t.

Mozart Minute: Papageno Pranks

mozart-red-coat-165x100
Catch The Mozart Minute Fridays at noon during the Amadeus Deli on Classical 101, and listen to the podcast at wosu.org/podcasts.
11:00AM
February 7, 2014

It is no secret that Mozart enjoyed a good joke now and then.

A letter he wrote in October 1791 from Vienna to his wife Constanza tells of high jinx he brought about at a performance of his own Singspiel, The Magic Flute.

Menotti’s “The Medium”: A Spooky Connection with the Spirit World

10:00AM
October
31, 2013

Did you hear that? That thing that just went bump in the night? Maybe it’s just the black cat dragging in another wayward trick-or-treater. Or maybe it’s something stirring in the world beyond. This vintage video of the 1948 live TV performance of Menotti’s opera “The Medium” brings the dark side of the spirit world to life on stage.

Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard Wins “Heisman Trophy” of Opera

10:00AM
April
18, 2013

Isabel Leonard joins the ranks of soprano Renee Fleming, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and other opera elites in winning the 2013 Richard Tucker Award.