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. 

New Choral Music for the Season

December 16, 2023, 4:00 pm

Discover new music including Reena Esmail's A Winter Breviary and Einojuhani Rautavaara's Magnificat.

No Listening to Singers | Preempted by Wagner’s Tannhäuser

December 23, 2023, 4:00 pm

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

2023 In Memoriam

December 30, 2023, 4:00 pm

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