Saturday, September 27, 2003

For those interested, another week of opera coming to our ears courtesy
of the Internet
. . .

We have posted the new schedules for the next two weeks. They can be
found at:
This Saturday: http://www.operacast.com/thissat.htm
This Sunday: http://www.operacast.com/thissun.htm
This coming week Monday-Friday: http://www.operacast.com/thiswkdays.htm

And

Next Saturday: http://www.operacast.com/nextsat.htm
Next Sunday: http://www.operacast.com/nextsun.htm
Next Week Monday-Friday: http://www.operacast.com/nextwkdays.htm

Chief fare today --

You can join Messiaen's SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI with Jose Van Dam, ALREADY IN PROGRESS; also ALREADY IN PROGRESS is KUSC's annual Opera Quiz; another chance to catch Anne Schwanewilms' Elettra in IDOMENEO, taped at Glyndebourne; the striking young Alan Woodrow's assumption of the role of Siegfried continues with GOETTERDAEMMERUNG, the concluding work of Wagner's RING cycle; you can also catch a rebroadcast of this year's Bayreuth Festival SIEGFRIED featuring Christian Franz and Alan Titus [for complete information on the times of each Bayreuth rerun and the stations that will be carrying them and the casts for each peformance, visit our Bayreuth 2003 page at http:www.operacast.com/bayreuth03.htm]; more Wagner from Usher Hall, as we tune in for LOHENGRIN (Petra Lang sings Ortrud); Sylvie Valayre and Dario Volonte star in a special production of TURANDOT, featuring Berio's new ending, which incorporates more of the unused Puccini sketches than the familiar Alfano/Toscanini finale; for those who feel adventurous enough to toggle back and forth, we can compare two of our finest Maestros today in one of the finest of all twentieth-century operas, Janacek's CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN, as we listen to either Sir Andrew Davis or Vladimir Fedoseyev at the podium; William Christie leads Rameau's INDES GALANTES; Mark Delavan and Maria Guleghina can be heard as father and daughter in Verdi's AIDA; Shicoff and Grundheber square off as rebel and tyrant in TOSCA; Simon Keenlyside, Natalie Dessay and Robert Lloyd in Thomas's HAMLET; from Geneva, Mussorgsky's original shorter BORIS GODUNOV (Vsevelod Grivnov heard as the Idiot); Franz Grundheber stars in LIEBE DER DANAE; Kaufmann/Van Dam/Karneus in DAMNATION DE FAUST; Sonia Ganassi stars in CENERENTOLA; more Rossini as we hear his ADINA with Joyce Di Donato/Raul Gimenez; from the Washington Opera, Kiri Te Kanawa stars in Barber's VANESSA.

Happy listening,

Liz Hubbell
Webmaster
www.operacast.com

Welcome to OperaBlog!

We will discuss things operatic, especially relating to opera broadcasts on the internet. Look here for up-to-date information about the status of audio streams listed on the OperaCast website. And also for weekly highlights of operatic internet broadcasts.

Liz Hubbell Riggs

Friday, September 26, 2003

Maria Callas: Her Best Recordings in Good Sound

Twenty-six years ago today, Maria Callas died in Paris at the age of 53.

I give here an extended post I zipped off some while back in response to a poster on another forum who had grown rather frustrated at the occasionally murky sound quality of the better examples of Maria Callas's singing.

I assured the poster there were a few examples that did combine state-of-the-art sonics, or close to that, with perfectly assured singing. In the course of providing my recommendations, I offered what I hope is a useful thumbnail sketch of Callas's vocal development.

Clearly, such a sketch would never have been possible without the late John Ardoin's groundbreaking "The Callas Legacy", to whom many Callas aficionados owe a great deal. And yet, as alert readers here may note, I am not invariably in agreement with all his assessments, much as I respect and value his contribution.

Geoffrey Riggs

Dear fellow opera lovers,

Some of you may listen, or try to listen, to WCNY. If you are, some of you may be experiencing some crackling. This is an intermittent problem with some Windows Media Player streams. It does NOT occur if you switch to Version 6.4 Windows Media Player. You may find the latter version by doing a search on your computer for the file called mplayer2.exe . Once you find it, please open that program. Then cut and paste into the File Open menu window the following: http://subscribe.streamguys.com/WCNYWEB and click OK. You should find the stream now plays with no crackling. I'm firing off a message to our contact there right away to see if they can straighten this out. Good luck, and please let us know if 1) you experience the crackling and 2) whether the above suggested solution does the trick. Thank you and

Happy listening,

Charles

Dear fellow opera lovers,

At this time, something a tad peculiar is happening with WWNO's audio stream. About half the time the stream does not load or play. If you click the audio stream link and it does not load up and play, just try again two or three times. It should eventually load up. We have notified the station and hope that the problem will be corrected within a day.

Happy listening,

Charles

Dear fellow opera lovers,

At this time, KPBX's audio stream suffers from a slight low-level buzz. The station is aware of the problem and attempting to correct it.

Happy listening,

Charles

Dear fellow opera lovers,

Radio Beethoven's audio stream is currently suffering from an intermittent low-level hum. This problem has been there for a while, but repeated emails have resulted in polite replies and no action. If you find the problem is particularly bothering you, please let us know and we will furnish you with the appropriate email addresses.

Happy listening,

Charles
http://OperaCast.com

INTERNET RADIO: FAILED PROMISE?

I came across an interesting article on Internet Radio in the crrent issue of PC Magazine, Internet Radio:Failed Promise? by Bill Machrone. He concludes, among other things, that "Web radio isn't for dial-up users", a flat statement that is open to debate, but some of his points about incompatible standards and user unfriendliness are well taken. I would be interested in your reations to Machrone's column.

Liz
www.OperaCast.com

Dear fellow opera lovers,

At this time, Concertzender's audio streams suffer from intermittent clicking. We have written repeatedly to the station but have received no reply and have heard no improvement. Those of you who find yourself particularly bothered by this should let us know, and we will furnish you with the appropriate email addresses.

Happy listening,

Charles
http://OperaCast.com

Dear fellow opera lovers,

At this time, the level imbalance between KWAX's two audio channels has been corrected. Enjoy.

Happy listening,

Charles

Dear fellow opera lovers,

At this time, WABE is suffering from a slight problem. There is a slight hissy resonance on audio peaks. This is an intermittent problem which we have reported for some time to the station, but so far they have chosen to disregard the matter. If the problem particularly bothers you let us know and we will give you the appropriate email addresses.

Happy listening,

Charles
http://OperaCast.com

Dear fellow opera lovers,

At this time the Real Player Radio Canada Chaine Culturelle audio stream is back in service. Enjoy.

Happy listening,

Charles

Thursday, September 25, 2003

A Traviata not to miss

--Geoffrey Riggs

An elusive goal among disc collectors continues to be that one Traviata that will satisfy in every respect: a dramatically engaged and mercurial heroine with the requisite technique and voice for the part, a conductor who is at once energized but sympathetic with his singers, an Alfredo with both the youthful ardor and the musical elegance needed for the role and a Germont pere with both a gravitas and the occasional simpatico warmth to match his music. While a few sets that can boast a magnetic heroine may have one or two of these other ingredients as well, the entire package is so rare that some have given up on finding it. They were wrong. They can now find it "live" at the Metropolitan Opera House. They can turn off the hi-fi.

Having now returned from today's Dress Rehearsal of the Met's Opening Night Traviata, I would have to call it one of the most compelling experiences I have ever had at the opera. Focused, clearly motivated acting, musical attentiveness of a high order, vocally plush sounds from every one, a sympathetic and alert maestro at the podium -- all come together in this, the Traviata ensemble for our generation. Too many routine Traviatas can make one forget what a genius Verdi is in portraying the sense of desperate entrapment at the heart of this drama. But when played the way it was today, Verdi's vision triumphs.

Renee Fleming's Violetta dominates, as well it should. Granted, there was the odd scoop here and there at certain less intricate phrases in the "Sempre libera", for instance, but such moments were relatively rare and never seemed pointless or inexpressive. Beyond that, whenever precision and a clean fleetness were needed in rapid passagework, Fleming always delivered. Incidentally, she also has a superb trill. Her interpretation embodied a woman almost scared of the sudden intensity of her feelings for Alfredo, then filled with real horror at the thought of returning to her frivolous party world in Paris. The heart of her reading lies in her daring choice to sing both verses of "Addio del passato". The image of a pauper's grave in the second verse becomes all too real in Fleming's delivery: the pent-up loneliness of a dying reject flailing helplessly against a cruel fate, with the shadow of the grim reaper a constant companion. It will be hard accepting this aria in its abbreviated form after hearing Fleming's vindication of Verdi's original design.

Ramon Vargas may have the most engaging lyric-tenor voice before the public today. His Alfredo shows him in vintage form: shapely phrasing, clean diction, a suave legato line. With Alfredo's taxing "O mio rimorso" included, it was nice being reminded that this role ought not to be ghetto-ized among the second-stringers frequently given this part. Ramon Vargas is a true primo tenore these days, and it is hard to think of anyone now capable of performing this role better. (Unfortunately, probably due to its being a rehearsal, Vargas chose not to go for the optional top note at the close of "O mio rimorso".)

Dmitri Hvorostovsky has developed a gleaming, pure vocal line. As heard in his Germont pere, the tone itself has more point and sheen to it than ever. And the most amazing development has been his increasingly assured mastery of breath and phrasing. If he started his career with one weakness, it was his tendency to curt phrasing and to occasional lack of steadiness and focus toward the end of phrases. That is now behind him. Clean secure tones were heard at the close of dozens of phrases staggering in their sheer length. When was the last time you heard the first four lines of "Di Provenza" taken on one breath? Oddly enough, he was not given his cabaletta, and with Fleming doing the second verse of "Addio del passato" (although not of "Ah! fors'e lui") and Vargas his "O mio rimorso", it seemed an odd lapse.

Gergiev's reading of the score honors both Verdi and this vivid and heartbreaking performance from his three principals. Crowd scenes and the larger ensemble moments are kept taut and mobile, while all the poetry is brought out in the more private, inward moments. Togetherness of ensemble may not have been impeccable throughout, but there weren't the unfortunate train wrecks we have heard on off-nights like Gergiev's Fliegende Hollaender, for instance. Moreover, Gergiev's mastery of the pivotal scene between Fleming and Hvorostovsky in Act II shows, again and again, what a master this conductor can be at allowing a deceptively simple musical line to "speak" for itself.

I urge everyone to attend this Traviata if they possibly can. Who knows when such an ideal ensemble will be heard again in this piece? Aside from Opening Night, you can hear the same cast on October 2, 8, 11 and 17. Go.

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Dear fellow opera lovers,

At this time, Danish Radio's web site and its audio streams are completely restored. Enjoy.

Happy listening,

Charles

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Dear fellow opera lovers,

At this time, both of NRK Alltid Klassisk's MP3 streams are suffering from clicking. Their administrator has been notified. In the meantime, we recommend you use the Windows Media Player streams. We would like to thank an alert listener in Japan who spotted the problem. We have contacted NRK and hope the problem will be corrected in less than a day.

Happy listening,

Charles
http://OperaCast.com

Saturday, September 20, 2003

For those interested, another week of opera coming to our ears courtesy
of the Internet
. . .

We have posted the new schedules for the next two weeks. They can be
found at:
This Saturday: http://www.operacast.com/thissat.htm
This Sunday: http://www.operacast.com/thissun.htm
This coming week Monday-Friday: http://www.operacast.com/thiswkdays.htm

And

Next Saturday: http://www.operacast.com/nextsat.htm
Next Sunday: http://www.operacast.com/nextsun.htm
Next Week Monday-Friday: http://www.operacast.com/nextwkdays.htm

Chief fare this weekend --

Unusual presentation of Bellini's original version of his PIRATA, featuring Nelly Miriciou; continuing the Berlioz bicentenary year, a chance to hear his BENVENUTO CELLINI under Sir Roger Norrington, with Bruce Ford, Laura Claycomb and Franz Hawlata; a true news item, one of the strongest aspirants of this generation to the heldentenor throne, up-and-coming Alan Woodrow, can be heard in the title role of Wagner's SIEGFRIED; or you can catch a rebroadcast of this year's Bayreuth Festival SIEGFRIED [for complete information on the times of each Bayreuth rerun and the stations that will be carrying them and the casts for each peformance, visit our Bayreuth 2003 page at http://www.operacast.com/bayreuth03.htm]; catch Mozart's final wrenching masterpiece, CLEMENZA DI TITO, from the Muziektheater in Amsterdam; Viveca Genaux and Juan Diego Florez together in concert; another chance to catch a rerun of the world premiere of Henze's new L'UPUPA; hear Barber's VANESSA, with Kiri Te Kanawa in the title role; Eva Mei in Massenet's THAIS; we hear a youthful creation from Verdi, his NABUCCO, with Sergei Leiferkus, Maria Guleghina, Samuel Ramey and Phyllis Pancella; a special treat, a rare "live" performance of Weber's FREISCHUETZ under Erich Kleiber (Kurt Boehme and Elisabeth Grummer in the cast) --

another historic "live" performance, Rafael Kubelik conducting Handel's XERXES, with Fritz Wunderlich in the title role; close-up retrospective on this year's Bayreuth RING cycle [for complete information on the times of each Bayreuth rerun and the stations that will be carrying them and the casts for each peformance, visit our Bayreuth 2003 page at http://www.operacast.com/bayreuth03.htm]; more Wagner as we look in on the stirring young Peter Sidhom tackling the leading role of Alberich in RHEINGOLD at the start of the Edinburgh Festival's RING cycle under Richard Armstrong; a star-studded retrospective of "live" highlights from the Hector Berlioz canon, topped by a rare 1966 BENVENUTO CELLINI, featuring a more youthful Nicolai Gedda than the Gedda who made the studio set under Colin Davis (also catch a snippet of Eleanor Steber in LES TROYENS); Michael Schneider leads Handel's last opera seria, his DEIDAMIA.


Enjoy,

Liz
www.operacast.com

Friday, September 19, 2003

Dear fellow opera lovers,

At this time WUOL's 64k audio stream (the only one of sufficient quality for OperaCast from this station) is once again loading and playing properly. We would like to thank our contact at WUOL for his speedy response to, and repair of, this problem. Enjoy!

Happy listening,

Charles

Dear fellow opera lovers,

At this time, both WCPE's Ogg Vorbis and MP3 streams are working again, we are happy to say.

Happy listening,

Charles

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Welcome to OperaBlog!

We will discuss things operatic, especially relating to opera broadcasts on the internet. Look here for up-to-date information about the status of audio streams listed on the OperaCast website. And also for weekly highlights of operatic internet broadcasts.

Liz Hubbell Riggs

Maria Callas: Her Best Recordings in Good Sound

Twenty-six years ago today, Maria Callas died in Paris at the age of 53.

I give here an extended post I zipped off some while back in response to a poster on another forum who had grown rather frustrated at the occasionally murky sound quality of the better examples of Maria Callas's singing.

I assured the poster there were a few examples that did combine state-of-the-art sonics, or close to that, with perfectly assured singing. In the course of providing my recommendations, I offered what I hope is a useful thumbnail sketch of Callas's vocal development.

Clearly, such a sketch would never have been possible without the late John Ardoin's groundbreaking "The Callas Legacy", to whom many Callas aficionados owe a great deal. And yet, as alert readers here may note, I am not invariably in agreement with all his assessments, much as I respect and value his contribution.

Geoffrey Riggs

Maria Callas: Her Best Recordings in Good Sound

Twenty-six years ago today, Maria Callas died in Paris at the age of 53.

I give here an extended post I zipped off some while back in response to a poster on another forum who had grown rather frustrated at the occasionally murky sound quality of the better examples of Maria Callas's singing.

I assured the poster there were a few examples that did combine state-of-the-art sonics, or close to that, with perfectly assured singing. In the course of providing my recommendations, I offered what I hope is a useful thumbnail sketch of Callas's vocal development.

Clearly, such a sketch would never have been possible without the late John Ardoin's groundbreaking "The Callas Legacy", to whom many Callas aficionados owe a great deal. And yet, as alert readers here may note, I am not invariably in agreement with all his assessments, much as I respect and value his contribution.

Geoffrey Riggs

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Dear fellow opera lovers,

At this time, KPBX's audio stream suffers from a slight low-level buzz. The station is aware of the problem and attempting to correct it.

Happy listening,

Charles

Dear fellow opera lovers,

At this time, something a tad peculiar is happening with WWNO's audio stream. About half the time the stream does not load or play. If you click the audio stream link and it does not load up and play, just try again two or three times. It should eventually load up. We have notified the station and hope that the problem will be corrected within a day.

Happy listening,

Charles

Friday, September 12, 2003

For those interested, another week of opera coming to our ears courtesy
of the Internet
. . .

We have posted the new schedules for the next two weeks. They can be
found at:
This Saturday: http://www.operacast.com/thissat.htm
This Sunday: http://www.operacast.com/thissun.htm
This coming week Monday-Friday: http://www.operacast.com/thiswkdays.htm

And

Next Saturday: http://www.operacast.com/nextsat.htm
Next Sunday: http://www.operacast.com/nextsun.htm
Next Week Monday-Friday: http://www.operacast.com/nextwkdays.htm

Chief fare this weekend --

ALREADY IN PROGRESS(!), the under-recorded Anatoly Kotscherga is heard in
the title role of BORIS GODUNOV, Mussorgsky's towering masterpiece --

Angela Gheorghiu in concert at the Proms; also in concert, Bryn Terfel;
celebration of Boris Christoff; a rebroadcast of this year's Bayreuth
Festival WALKUERE [for complete information on the times of each Bayreuth
rerun and the stations that will be carrying them and the casts for each
peformance, visit our Bayreuth 2003 page at
http:www.operacast.com/bayreuth03.htm]; Puccini's youthful LE VILLI with
Melanie Diener and Aquiles Machado; we also hear a youthful creation from
Verdi, his NABUCCO, with Sergei Leiferkus, Maria Guleghina, Samuel Ramey and
Phyllis Pancella; a classic recording of CONTES D'HOFFMANN with Raoul Jobin
and Andre Cluytens at the podium; a re-broadcast of the world premiere of
Carlisle Floyd's COLD SASSY TREE, starring Patricia Racette --

a rare "live" document of the very night when Maria Callas changed from
being merely a sensation in Italy to being an internationally acknowledged
superstar, her first performance of the title role in Cherubini's MEDEE,
sung in Italian translation at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in 1953
(Vittorio Gui at the helm); close-up retrospective on this year's Bayreuth
Festival offerings [for complete information on the times of each Bayreuth
rerun and the stations that will be carrying them and the casts for each
peformance, visit our Bayreuth 2003 page at
http:www.operacast.com/bayreuth03.htm].

Enjoy,

Geoffrey Riggs
www.operacast.com

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Dear fellow opera lovers,

Some of you may be listening, or trying to listen, to Giordano's Andrea Chenier on WCNY. If you are, some of you may be experiencing some crackling. This is an intermittent problem with some Windows Media Player streams. It does NOT occur if you switch to Version 6.4 Windows Media Player. You may find the latter version by doing a search on your computer for the file called mplayer2.exe . Once you find it, please open that program. Then cut and paste into the File Open menu window the following: http://subscribe.streamguys.com/WCNYWEB and click OK. You should find the stream now plays with no crackling. I'm firing off a message to our contact there right away to see if they can straighten this out AFTER TONIGHT'S OPERACAST. Good luck, and please let us know if 1) you experienced the crackling and 2) whether the above suggested solution did the trick. Thank you and

Happy listening,

Charles

Dear fellow opera lovers,

At this time, both streams of MDR Kultur are suffering from a high-pitched whine. This has been a persistent recurring problem. So far all emails to them on this matter have been studiously ignored. If the problem particularly bothers you, let us know and we will furnish you with the appropriate email addresses.

At this time, NDR Kultur's stream is suffering from a slight squeal. This has been a persistent recurring problem. So far all emails to them on this matter have been studiously ignored. If the problem particularly bothers you, let us know and we will furnish you with the appropriate email addresses.

At this time, WOMR's audio stream is suffering from a VERY LOUD buzz/hum. We have emailed our contact at that station, and hope it will be corrected in time for this Saturday's opera program.

Happy listening,

Charles

Sunday, September 07, 2003

Dear fellow opera lovers,

At this time, the BBC Radio 3 audio stream is working once again. It appears the email to our contacts at the station got through to someone, and we will be able to hear today's performance of Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex after all, which begins in about two minutes. Keep your fingers crossed.

Happy listening,

Charles

Saturday, September 06, 2003

Dear fellow opera lovers,

Current audio stream problems of which you might want to be aware:

Hector's Ogg Vorbis audio stream has been repaired. Enjoy. GMT 1325, 9/10/2003

Happy listening,

Charles

Friday, September 05, 2003

Dear fellow opera lovers,

Those of you planning to listen to Klassikaraadio on Monday need to know that one parameter on your Real Player needs to be configured in a certain way. You need to go into your Real Player menus and make sure that only the HTTP protocol is checked. If you are uncertain how to make that adjustment please go to our home page and pull up our Internet Radio For Techies page.

Happy listening,

Charles

Dear fellow opera lovers,

Those of you looking forward to Radio Clasica of Argentina's OperaCasts this weekend will probably disappointed. The stream is still down, and has been for quite a few weeks.

Happy listening,

Charles

For those interested, another week of opera coming to our ears courtesy
of the internet
. . .

We have posted the new schedules for the next two weeks. They can be
found at:
This Saturday: http://www.operacast.com/thissat.htm
This Sunday: http://www.operacast.com/thissun.htm
This coming week Monday-Friday: http://www.operacast.com/thiswkdays.htm

And

Next Saturday: http://www.operacast.com/nextsat.htm
Next Sunday: http://www.operacast.com/nextsun.htm
Next Week Monday-Friday: http://www.operacast.com/nextwkdays.htm

Chief fare this weekend --

Bryn Terfel in concert; also a few "live" cuts in concert are included in a celebration of tenor Richard Tucker; Sir Thomas Allen stars in FLEDERMAUS at the Proms; also from the Proms, Prokofiev's WAR AND PEACE (Simon Keenlyside and Peter Sidhom in the cast); Patrizia Ciofi and Alessandro Corbelli in TURCO IN ITALIA at Pesaro; a re-broadcast of La Scala's FIDELIO under Riccardo Muti, with Waltraud Meier, Robert Dean Smith and Eike Wilm Schulte; a broadcast of the world premiere of Carlisle Floyd's COLD SASSY TREE, starring Patricia Racette; we can also catch Patricia Racette in the title role of Janacek's JENUFA, with Kathryn Harries as Kostelnicka; the exciting young tenor Vsevolod Grivnov is heard in a re-broadcast of Tchaikovsky's OPRICHNIK; from Aix-en-Provence, we can hear Peter Mattei's thrilling assumption of the title role in Tchaikovsky's more familiar EUGEN ONEGIN; a re-broadcast of Covent Garden's LUISA MILLER with Frittoli and M. Alvarez; a very rare and wonderful opportunity indeed, a "live" performance of Mozart's NOZZE DI FIGARO from sixty years ago, starring the supreme Figaro of Ezio Pinza, surrounded by colleagues of the stature of Bidu Sayao, Eleanor Steber and Jarmila Novotna; another chance to hear the sparkling duo of Ana Maria Martinez and Ramon Vargas in L'ELISIR D'AMORE; Rene Jacobs and John Eliot Gardiner collaborate in Handel's BELSHAZZAR; Grieg's PEER GYNT (Mari Anne Haggander in the cast); a program spotlighting Maestro Christian Thielemann; Peter Schreier in concert; another chance to hear Anne Schwanewilms' spine-tingling Elettra in IDOMENEO, from Glyndebourne; don't miss the incandescent Lorraine Hunt Lieberson "live" in Britten's PHAEDRA and Stravinsky's OEDIPUS REX.

Happy listening,
Liz

Thursday, September 04, 2003

Dear fellow opera lovers,

For this coming Saturday, I recommend you do not use YPR as your stream of choice for the NPR World of Opera. These streams currently suffer from a hum.

Happy listening,

Charles

Dear fellow opera lovers,

For this coming Saturday, I recommend you do not use WKNO as your stream of choice for the NPR World of Opera. This stream currently suffers from a squeal.

Happy listening,

Charles

Dear fellow opera lovers,

For this coming Saturday, if you wish to listen to the NPR World of Opera on Georgia Public Radio, it looks like you will need to listen to it on one of the Windows Media Player streams, since the Real Player stream is down.

Happy listening,

Charles

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Welcome to OperaBlog!

We will discuss things operatic, especially relating to opera broadcasts on the internet. Look here for up-to-date information about the status of audio streams listed on the OperaCast website. And also for weekly highlights of operatic internet broadcasts.

Liz Hubbell Riggs

Welcome to OperaBlog!

We will discuss things operatic, especially relating to opera broadcasts on the internet. Look here for up-to-date information about the status of audio streams listed on the OperaCast website. And also for weekly highlights of operatic internet broadcasts.

Liz Hubbell Riggs