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. 

Sasha Cooke sings Mahler and Contemporary Art Song

June 3, 2023, 4:00 pm

The two-time Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano discusses her career as a versatile career as an opera singer, recitalist, collaborator, and teacher.

Opera Rara: Lost and Forgotten Operas Restored

June 10, 2023, 4:00 pm

The renowned musicologist Roger Parker surveys some of the neglected works recorded by Opera Rara.

An Interview with Nicole Cabell

June 17, 2023, 4:00 pm

A conversation with the winner of the 2005 BBC Singer of the World Competition and one of the most sought-after lyric sopranos of today.