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WQXR's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Thursday, December 04, 2014

We've collected 15 notable gifts for the classical lover on your list this holiday season, for those who proudly wear their love of music on their sleeve to those who listen to it.
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The Sopranos with Debbie Voigt

Mad Scenes: The Crazy Women of Opera

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Sopranos don’t get mad; they get mad scenes. It’s a chance for sopranos to pull out all the stops and indulge in vocal pyrotechnics and operatic histrionics.

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The Sopranos with Debbie Voigt

Puccini’s Women

Saturday, November 01, 2014

This week, host Debbie Voigt traces the evolution of Puccini’s operatic heroines, from the vulnerable “little women," to the strong and even fearsome females of his operas.

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Operavore

Meryl Streep to Play Maria Callas in HBO Biopic

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The actress Meryl Streep will star as the late, iconic soprano Maria Callas in a forthcoming biopic for HBO, to be directed by Mike Nichols.

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Operavore

March Madness: The Maddest Scenes in Opera

Sunday, March 16, 2014

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It’s the March Madness Matinee. This week March Madness comes to Operavore with a full length opera every day at 2 pm on the Operavore Stream.

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Operavore

Looking for Maria Callas in Paris

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Maria Callas is fading from memory as a performer and is now being built up as a myth and an icon. So how can she be best remembered? Should it be with an opera?

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Operavore

Marion Lignana Rosenberg, Writer and Classical Music Critic, Dies at 51

Monday, December 02, 2013

Marion Lignana Rosenberg, a writer, critic and translator who chronicled the classical music world with a stylish insight for outlets including WQXR, died on Thursday near Albany, NY.

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Operavore

Google Doodle Honors 90th Birthday of Maria Callas

Monday, December 02, 2013

Google is honoring what would have been the 90th birthday of operatic soprano Maria Callas with a celebratory Doodle.

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Operavore

X-Rays Reveal Censored Ending of Cherubini Opera

Sunday, June 16, 2013

After more than 200 years in obscurity, the last unreadable pages of an opera by Italian composer Luigi Cherubini have been deciphered with the help of one of the most advanced X-ray machines on the planet.

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Operavore

Review: Cecilia Bartoli is Fierce and Mercurial in Bellini's Norma

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli brings a "four-hankie" performance to Bellini's doomed priestess in a new recording.

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From the WQXR Archives

The Vocal Scene with George Jellinek: The Art of Maria Callas

Sunday, June 09, 2013

In this episode, George Jellinek pays tribute to this “ambitious, indomitable woman” who had both “fanatical admirers and equally ardent detractors."

Operavore

On-Demand Audio: Strong Women of Opera

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."

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Operavore

When Formative Recordings Set the Bar

Friday, June 08, 2012

There are many operas that people simply don’t need to hear re-recorded. Confess your favorites.

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WQXR Blog

When Mike Wallace Interviewed Classical Musicians

Sunday, April 08, 2012

In a 65-year career, Mike Wallace took on presidents, tyrants, celebrities and other important historical figures. He also went into uncharted territory with some of the biggest names in classical music.

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Operavore

10 Opera Recordings to Get this Fall

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Olivia Giovetti names 10 opera and vocal releases to look out for this fall season, ranging from full-length Vivaldi to a long-overdue Wagner compilation.

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Operavore

'Spargi' Showdown: Seven Top Singers Tackle Legendary Aria

Thursday, August 18, 2011

WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti asks what it means when people say one singer "owns" a role or an aria, and leaves you the reader to answer the question, "Who sang it best?"

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Tribute to Maria Callas, 1977

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Tyne Daly appears in the Leonard Lopate Show this week to speak about her portrayal of legendary diva Maria Callas in Terrence McNally's Tony award-winningMaster Class. Listen to this George Jellinek tribute to Callas in the WQXR show The Vocal Scene, aired just six days after the death of the great singer.

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Operavore

A 'Master Class' Worth Auditing: Tyne Daly Excels as Maria Callas

Friday, July 08, 2011

On WQX-Aria, Fred Plotkin reports on the revival of the Terrence McNally play "Master Class." "Daly fully stakes her claim as heir to a role that has prismatically brought forth distinct traits of Callas with each actress who plays her."

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Operavore

How Do You Cast an Actress Like Maria?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

As Tony Award winner Tyne Daly makes her return to Broadway as Maria Callas in Terrence McNally's biographical drama, "Master Class," Fred Plotkin considers the many actresses who have portrayed the famous soprano.

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Operavore

Master Class: When Opera Singers Act (But Don’t Sing)

Saturday, April 09, 2011

On WQX-Aria, Fred Plotkin considers Tito Gobbi, Maria Callas, William Shimell and the notion of opera singers who act in films.

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