Poll: Your Take on the Operavore Show

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 12:00 PM

This January, WQXR launched the Operavore show, our weekly "radio magazine" on the world of opera. As we continue to fine-tune the show's weekly programming, we'd like to get your input.

Please take our short survey and share any additional comments you have about the show below.

Note: please select only one choice per question.


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Comments [5]

John from Seattle

Operavore is a wonderful program; brilliant idea! I so enjoy listening to the stream and to the special programs / podcasts (especially the ones on Wagner). Please keep on streaming!

John Smilgin

Jun. 01 2013 08:41 AM
Peter O'Malley from Oakland, New Jersey

I agree with rae and Cool Observer on a few things: a longer show would be better, as would less of Peter Gelb, and the like. There will never be another George Jellinek, I fear, but having Marilyn Horne on this show helps give it operatic gravitas. Talk more about singers and music, less about productions and the external distractions that many of them bring in to keep the focus off the actual art they are supposed to be framing.

Apr. 22 2013 05:09 PM
rae from Manhattan

Too bad that this program couldn't be an hour. I would like to have more in depth discussions ala the late beloved George Jellinek. Some of the announcers and interviewers sound as if their auditioning "Entertainment Tonight."

Apr. 21 2013 02:34 PM
Mary Britton

Please keep the titles current with the arias! I am always trying to guess who the artist is/

Apr. 20 2013 11:35 AM

Love Operavore! Especially Marilyn Horne's insightful, intelligent and sensitive interviews. Don't like the stilted "drag" personality, but he has decent things to say when he cuts out the melodramatics. Love the addition of old recordings a la George Jellinick. Really hate to hear more tiresome opera "spin" by Peter Gelb, George Steel or other self interested, self promoters on the awful new productions they are trying to sell --we get enough of that copywritten promotion from The Met broadcasts with the fawning and gushing Met announcers. Please keep Operavore REAL, informative and a learning experience as opposed to commercial hype and promotion or you will lose this listener for sure. The trouble these days is that critics are bored or lazy and go for novelty over authenticity, the companies have far too much of a corporate attitude with too much control over the market through advertising and that there is just too much "spin" of inferior (if expensive) products and concepts and not enough reflection, adherence to authenticity and thoughtful appreciation of opera's 400 year old traditions. Operavore can help a lot!!!

Apr. 19 2013 03:02 PM

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Operavore is WQXR's digital 24/7 audio stream and devoted to Opera. The Operavore blog features breaking news, expert commentary and reviews by writers Fred Plotkin, David Patrick Stearns, Amanda Angel and others. The music stream features a continuous, carefully programmed mix of classic and contemporary opera recordings.

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