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Opera Stars in Public and in Private

Fred Plotkin remembers his conversations with Roberta Peters and how the private lives of singers serve to fuel their public performances in surprising ways.


WQXR Features

Watch: Daniel Barenboim and the Berlin Staatskapelle String Quartet

Watch this special sold-out conversation and performance from The Greene Space at WQXR.

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Watch: Monty Python-Inspired 'All the Great Operas in 10 Minutes'

The name says it all. Writer and animator Kim Thompson created this short film as a school project and opera lovers and novices are still delighted years later.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Listen: Percussionist Ian David Rosenbaum's 'Memory Palace' Takes Flight

Ian David Rosenbaum’s newest album, "Memory Palace," seems dedicated to suburban American nature and the natural world we tend to overlook. Listen all week.



Remembering Dr. King Through the Power of Music

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a powerful impact on the very fabric of American society. It rippled out to affect various forms of cultural expression, including music.

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Glen Roven to Premiere Star-Studded Operatic Work on Inauguration Day

The composer and conductor has set two of Hillary Clinton's speeches to music, with a bevy of notable opera and musical theater stars.

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This Choral Performance Takes You to an Ancient Hagia Sophia

A team of Stanford researchers and the vocal ensemble Cappella Romana has recreated the sound of the ancient Byzantine sacred building.

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