Sometimes the person behind a news story is just as interesting as the story itself. We invited composer Andrew Rudin on the show to discuss his petition to have the MET Opera dedicate it’s Opening Night Gala to the Gay Lesbian Bi and Transgender community. The opening night Gala is “Eugene Onegin” by Russia’s most…Continue reading Podcast 24: Andrew Rudin, Met Opera Petition
Recorded a great show last night with guest Andrew Rudin, and we completely went off the agenda! He was so fascinating, a pioneer composer who was among the first to use the Moog synthesizer. So “What’s Sexy in Opera” will wait until next show, so please send us your suggestions.
Opera Is a Hoax? After hearing an interview on the NYTimes Book Review Podcast where Paul Rudnick said, “I think of poetry as a complete hoax, I rank it with opera and ballet in that regard… People lie when they say they like it.” (See complete quote below for full context.) Let’s Go On a…Continue reading Paul Rudnick, I want a Date!
We’re recording a show about “What’s Sexy in Opera.” I am looking for composers to submit a sample from an opera that they think is sexy, and I don’t necessarily mean sex scenes in opera. [smile] For Example did anyone see “The Enchanted Organ” by Gordon Beeferman? Was it sexy? So let us know!