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.
Airs on Saturdays at 12:30 pm
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, 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.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
In advance of his comeback concert on Sunday at Carnegie Hall, conductor James Levine talks about trends in singing voices, including the current crop of tenors, the Italian style of singing and past legends.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
If all goes according to plan, James Levine will be returning to the podium this month. In the first of a two-part interview with the conductor, Marilyn Horne talks with him about his comeback.
Saturday, May 04, 2013
The uncredited singing voice of leading ladies in iconic film musicals, Marni Nixon tells Marilyn Horne what it was like to sing for Natalie Wood, Audrey Hepburn and Deborah Kerr.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
David Daniels tells Marilyn Horne how he found his voice as a countertenor and we ask: just what is a countertenor?
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Fabio Luisi, the principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, joins host Marilyn Horne with inside advice on how to approach Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Listen to the archived show.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Antonio Pappano, the outspoken music director of the Royal Opera House, Convent Garden, joins us today to talk about his first confrontation with Wagner's Siegfried.
Saturday, April 06, 2013
Today at 12:30 pm, Marilyn Horne and bass-baritone James Morris talk about Wagner’s “big three” roles for bass-baritones – Wotan, the Flying Dutchman and Hans Sachs.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
"60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon talks about his favorite operas based on historical events, and about some of the far-flung locations in which he's heard opera, including an Aida in Luxor, Egypt.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
This week, Marilyn Horne and opera impresario Matthew Epstein continue their exploration of stardom in the opera business. We ask: Do looks matter? And does television make a difference?
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Over the next two weeks, we turn our eyes to the stars and star-making machinery of the opera world. Our guides on this celestial exploration are Marilyn Horne and opera impresario Matthew Epstein. We hear about the frustrations, the dangers and the exhilaration.
Saturday, March 09, 2013
Today we ask what makes a mezzo a mezzo, straight from two experts on the subject: Marilyn Horne and her special guest Susan Graham.
Saturday, March 02, 2013
The long-running joke about opera is that a performance is not over until the fat lady sings. But a growing number of young opera singers are bucking that stereotype and are focusing on mental and physical fitness and endurance in order to excel at their jobs.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
When emotion is more profound, more extreme, more all-consuming than movies can portray, filmmakers traditionally turn to one source: Opera. This week's episode is online for streaming.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Carmen’s creator, French author Prosper Merimée wrote that a woman has two good hours: one in bed, and the other at her death. Marilyn Horne adds: "I hope I had a few good ones on stage!"
Saturday, February 09, 2013
Divas are the stars of opera and the stuff of legend. They are full of tantrums and tears. They are separated from ordinary mortals by a whole tradition of extravagant behavior.
Saturday, February 02, 2013
Listen to Saturday's show, in which mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne talks with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Listen now to the second episode of Operavore, in which Marilyn Horne talks with actress Tyne Daly, who in 2011 starred on Broadway as Maria Callas in "Master Class."
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Listen to three clips by Maria Callas and tell us which best epitomizes her. We'll share some of your remarks on next week's Operavore show.