Divas are the stars of opera and the stuff of legend. This week, we revisit an interview with American mezzo Joyce DiDonato about the fun of being a drama queen on stage.
Airs on Saturdays at 12:30 pm on WQXR with an encore at 1:30 pm on Mondays on the Operavore stream.
Operavore keeps its finger on the pulse of the international opera scene. We offer interviews with the players and personalities on the scene, news bulletins from the around the globe and reviews of operas in New York.
Saturday, April 05, 2014
Host Naomi Lewin speaks with several representatives from the world of small, artist-driven opera companies—representing "grassroots opera." Listen to the archived show.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
This Saturday at 12:30 pm, Italian soprano Mirella Freni talks about growing up in Italy, her career onstage and in film, and her husband Nicolai Ghiaurov.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Saturday at 12:30 pm Thomas Hampson joins the Operavore Show to discuss Wozzeck as the opera that Gustav Mahler never wrote.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
This Saturday at 12:30 pm soprano Deborah Voigt and pianist/coach Brian Zeger discuss the difficulty and power of the recital format.
Saturday, March 08, 2014
This Saturday at 12:30 pm, Marilyn Horne speaks with Broadway composer John Kander about the opera he loves – and reveals why he never composed for the art form.
Saturday, March 01, 2014
Before the Academy Awards, this Saturday at 11:30 on WQXR host Marilyn Horne reviews the life of an opera star whose career was made by the movies.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Guest host Deborah Voigt joins us to interview soprano Angela Meade about her recent career milestones. And Voigt talks about her own influences as a singer.
Saturday, February 08, 2014
This Saturday at 12:30 Operavore host Naomi Lewin gets us in the mood for love with music from Rigoletto, La bohème, Don Giovanni and much much more.
Saturday, February 01, 2014
Rolando Villazon tells Marilyn Horne about his recovery from a difficult vocal cord surgery and his professional accomplishments since then. Download a free song from his latest album of Mozart arias.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Soprano Christine Goerke will play Brunnhilde in upcoming Ring cycles in Chicago, New York and Houston. Saturday at 12:30 pm, she tells Marilyn Horne about her path to this epic leading role.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Today at 12:30 pm on Operavore, we're changing it up in honor of Marilyn Horne's 80th birthday, which was on Thursday. A frequent host on Operavore, Horne is instead the main event.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Anthony Roth Costanzo talks about the rise of the countertenor and how his work on Broadway helped him to develop as an opera singer. Listen to the full show on demand.
Saturday, January 04, 2014
Recent Kennedy Center Honors recipient Martina Arroyo is known for her rich timbre, but, descriptions of the soprano's personality are just as vibrant. Listen to the archived show.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Saturday at 12 noon, the Operavore show is ringing in the New Year with some of your and our favorite party records -- from a Yiddish tango to renditions of “Auld Lang Syne."
Saturday, December 21, 2013
This week on Operavore we're bringing opera singers into our home for Christmas with a playlist of lullabies and carols to sooth the holiday frenzy.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Today at 12:30 pm, Eric Owens talks about his wide-ranging career that includes roles in Verdi’s Aida, Kurt Weill’s Lost in the Stars and Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi.
Saturday, December 07, 2013
Saturday at 12 pm, mezzo Stephanie Blythe talks with Marilyn Horne about her big break in opera, and about her love of the Great American songbook.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
This week's show considers Britten's complex legacy with guests including tenor Nicholas Phan, soprano Susanna Phillips and Richard Jarman of the Britten-Pears Foundation.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Love him or hate him, you can count on Rudy Giuliani for strong judgments and passionate opinions. We kick off season two of Operavore with Giuliani talking opera with host Marilyn Horne.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
The spring season of Operavore comes to a close with a smorgasbord of highlights. Among them, three mezzos representing three generations: Marilyn Horne, Susan Graham and Joyce DiDonato.