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The Sopranos with Debbie Voigt

Remembering Leonie Rysanek

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Host Debbie Voigt pays tribute to a “Diva of the Day,” beginning this week with Voigt’s late friend and colleague, Leonie Rysanek.

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The Sopranos with Debbie Voigt

The Heavenly Blend of Sopranos and Mezzos

Saturday, November 22, 2014

In the crazy world of opera, mezzos are usually the ones the soprano can trust. But sometimes they become a fearsome rival. When that happens, sparks fly.

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The Sopranos with Debbie Voigt

The Dynamos of Opera

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Host Debbie Voigt illustrates the difference between dramatic and Wagnerian sopranos, the long distance runners of opera.

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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

Mozart’s Sopranos

Saturday, October 25, 2014

This week, host Debbie Voigt explains why that makes Mozart’s sopranos the luckiest sopranos in the world.

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The Sopranos with Debbie Voigt

The Girls of Opera and the Women Who Play Them

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Host Debbie Voigt takes a listen to the sopranos who have found the vocal Fountain of Youth.

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The Sopranos with Debbie Voigt

How to Die at the Opera

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Host Debbie Voigt raises the curtain on this new series by counting down her five favorite ways for sopranos to die at the opera.

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Operavore

Soprano to Soprano, with Deborah Voigt and Diana Damrau

Saturday, May 03, 2014

This Saturday at 12:30 pm on WQXR, guest host Deborah Voigt has a tête-à-tête with soprano Diana Damrau about vocal color, career choices and singing "My Fair Lady" in German.

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The Greene Space

Video: David Chase and Steve Buscemi on the Rise of TV Antiheroes

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

In today's new golden age of television, why are the most fun-to-watch characters also the most morally dubious?  

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tony Soprano, Don Draper, and Other Difficult Men on TV

Monday, July 15, 2013

How have channels like HBO, FX, and AMC helped television become a significant and influential part of our culture? Writer-show runners created shows with not-always-likable characters, plots that didn’t wrap up neatly every episode, or subjects deemed safe and appropriate.

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WNYC News

How Tony Soprano Paved the Way for Chris Christie

Thursday, June 27, 2013

WNYC

James Gandolfini and Tony Soprano were both Jersey boys. And the qualities the late actor injected into his best-known character might have prepared New Jerseyans for Chris Christie as governor.

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WNYC News

To Neighbors, Gandolfini Was Far From Gruff Mob Boss He Played on TV

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

"[He was] just a nice neighborhood person, who happened to be famous." — Sara Mattler, who works in the Tribeca building owned by Gandolfini

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Operavore

Listen: Drama Queens Retain Their Thrones

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.

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The Truth

Movie Mash-Ups

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

As we finish up some new stories for the podcast, here's a selection of three short pieces from the archives. These pieces are a little different than the stories we normally present on The Truth. They were all made by taking different characters from...

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