No Listening to Singers | Preempted by Verdi’s La forza del destino

Due to the length of the live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera, there will be no Listening to Singers this week.

Enrique Mazzola on Verdi’s Aida

Lyric Opera’s music director highlights favorite moments from Verdi’s grandest opera.

The Silver Tone of Miah Persson

An interview with the Swedish soprano who is making her debut with Music of the Baroque in Bach’s St. John Passion next month.

Reginald Mobley and Baptiste Trotignon at the BBC Proms

A dynamic program of spirituals arranged by Trotignon coupled with songs of Florence Price.

Chinese Opera Singers

A profile of Shenyang, Yu Qiang Dai, Ying Fang and other opera stars to mark Chinese New Year.

Los Angeles Master Chorale

A preview of the preeminent ensemble’s upcoming performance of Music to Accompany a Departure with artistic director Grant Gershon.

The Young Mozart

A program on early Mozart operas to mark the 268th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Jonathan Cohen on Bach and Handel

Conductor and harpsichordist Jonathan Cohen on Handel opera and the sacred music of Bach in advance of his debut with Music of the Baroque.

Alessandro Corbelli, the great comic Italian baritone

An interview with the bel canto specialist in advance of his return to Lyric Opera in Rossini’s Cinderella.

Artists to Watch in 2024

Meet the rising stars of opera.

2023 In Memoriam

A tribute to artists we lost in 2023, including Grace Bumbry, Renata Scotto, James Bowman, and Thomas Wikman.

No Listening to Singers | Preempted by Wagner’s Tannhäuser

Due to the length of the live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera, there will be no Listening to Singers this week.

New Choral Music for the Season

Discover new music including Reena Esmail’s A Winter Breviary and Roderick Williams’s O Adonai.

An Interview with John Relyea

The Canadian bass discusses his career in concert and opera in advance of his performances of Handel’s Messiah

Maria Callas: The Enduring Icon

A special program to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of “La Divina.”

On William Byrd with Stile Antico

One of the world’s most accomplished and innovative vocal ensembles shares their approach to their core repertoire: Tudor polyphony.

On Handel and the French Baroque with Aaron Sheehan

The Grammy Award-winning tenor shares his approach to the repertoire for which he is in high demand.

In Flanders Fields: A Program for Veterans Day and Remembrance Day

A selection of reflective pieces to honor those whose lives have been forever changed by war.

Lise Davidsen, a Voice in a Million

An interview with the star Norwegian soprano who makes her Lyric Opera debut in Janacek’s Jenůfa this month.

A Place for Vocal Music on WFMT

A special episode honoring the legacy of Andy Karzas’s From the Recording Horn and Larry Johnson’s Arias & Songs.

Lisette Oropesa on Mozart and Bel Canto

An interview with the Cuban-American soprano, star of Lyric Opera’s upcoming production of The Daughter of the Regiment.

An Interview with Rolando Villazón

A profile of one of the leading artists of our time,

The Internal Brightness of Nico Muhly

An interview with the dynamic American composer on his choral and solo vocal works.

The Pure Voice of Lauren Snouffer

An interview with the early (and contemporary) music specialist in advance of WFMT’s broadcast of Handel’s Jephtha from Music of the Baroque.

A Fall Choral Preview

Oliver’s picks for choral performances around Chicago.

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