Listening to Singers with Oliver Camacho

Saturdays at 4:00 pm

Discover or rediscover your love for the art of singing: a half-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. 

Listen to the past two weeks of Listening to Singers with Oliver Camacho.

Rolando Villazón and Emily Pogorelc sing Mozart

October 1, 2022

Rolando Villazón presents Mozart and the Women, a concert with soprano Emily Pogorelc (an alumna of the Ryan Opera Center), pianist Marie-Sophie Hauzel, and the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Elias Grandy. Recorded November 8, 2021 at the Philharmonie, Luxembourg. Watch Rolando Villazón talk about his passion for Mozart below.

Eric Ferring on Songs from the LGBTQ+ Perspective

October 8, 2022

The American tenor previews his upcoming debut solo album with pianist Madeline Slettedahl, "No Choice But Love."