Listening to Singers with Oliver Camacho

Saturdays at 4:00 pm

Discover or rediscover your love for the art of singing: an hour for newcomers and connoisseurs alike

Have you ever wondered why people become obsessed with opera? Do you know the difference between an art song and an aria? Is there a singer whose voice goes right to your heart, but you can’t put your finger on why? Each week, Oliver Camacho shares his passion for vocal performance across many genres with highly personal analysis and anecdotes. Learn about the technical aspects of singing, the qualities that make certain artists beloved, opera highlights to help you prepare for upcoming Chicago-area performances, and more. 

A Glossary for Listening to Singers, Volume 1

June 15, 2024, 4:00 pm

Review some of the most common terms used to describe the art of singing.

Twenty-Four Italian Songs and Arias from the 17th and 18th Centuries

June 22, 2024, 4:00 pm

Favorite recordings of the "songs and arias" from the iconic pedagogical anthology.