A new year brings a new show on WQXR. Starting January 19, Operavore unveils a new 30-minute radio show devoted entirely to the world of opera.
Airing every Saturday at 12:30pm ET on 105.9 FM and on WQXR.org, the new show extends Operavore’s online offerings, which include the blog you’re reading now, and our all-opera webstream.
Hosted by WQXR’s Naomi Lewin, Operavore aims to keep its finger on the pulse of the opera scene. We'll offer news bulletins from the around the globe, previews of new recordings, and interviews with the players and personalities on the scene.
Marilyn Horne, the legendary mezzo-soprano, will be on hand each week to give an insider’s take on stories and productions, as well as to interview bold-faced names from outside the opera space. Initial guests will include playwright Terrence McNally (Master Class and Golden Age); US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; and beloved star of TV and stage, Tyne Daly, who performed the role of Maria Callas in McNally’s Master Class – on their personal relationship with the genre.
Weekly commentary will be provided by La Cieca, the alter ego of critic and opera enthusiast James Jordan, who presides over the popular opera fan website, Parterre Box. Operavore blogger Fred Plotkin will also provide commentary and insight.
The radio show will launch as a limited-run series to complement WQXR’s weekly broadcasts of live and recorded full-length works from the world’s major opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Los Angeles Opera and Houston Grand Opera.