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Aria Code

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Aria Code

WQXR & The Metropolitan Opera

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Aria Code is a podcast that pulls back the curtain on some of the most famous arias in opera history, with insight from the biggest voices of our time, including Roberto Alagna, Diana Damrau, Sondra Radvanovsky, and many others. Hosted by Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Rhiannon Giddens, Aria Code is produced in partnership with The Metropolitan Opera. Each episode dives into one aria — a feature for a single singer — and explores how and why these brief musical moments hav ...
 
The Metropolitan Opera’s groundbreaking new production of Wagner’s four-part "Ring" cycle is the most ambitious theatrical endeavor in Metropolitan Opera history. Featuring cutting- edge video projections to help tell the epic story of gods, men, and the fate of the world, this new "Ring" stars some of today’s greatest Wagner singers. Meet Peter Gelb, general manager of the Met, and cast members of this extraordinary operatic event.
 
He Sang/She Sang is a new podcast from WQXR for the opera-curious and opera superfans who want to know what all those big voices are really singing about. The podcast follows the radio broadcast season of the Metropolitan Opera with a weekly roundtable chat that discusses the plots, characters, music, productions, social significance and great performances of that week's opera. Following the Met's radio broadcast season, He Sang/She Sang will dive into the new productions of Wagner’s Tristan ...
 
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The Met: In Focus

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The Met: In Focus

The Metropolitan Opera

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In Focus, a new podcast series from the Metropolitan Opera, introduces audience members to the operatic masterpieces presented in the company’s award-winning Live in HD cinema transmissions. Hosted by Met radio commentator and staff writer William Berger, In Focus provides historical context about the works and their creators, as well as insightful commentary about the drama and the music, accompanied by excerpts from past Met performances. For more information and a Live in HD schedule, vis ...
 
We get to know our guests behind their public image, so that you can get to know them beyond their Social Media presence. Mental health awareness and inclusivity across the human spectrum (especially with the LGBTQ+ community) is near and dear to us. We share the beauty of vulnerability. Our conversations are candid, sincere and fun! The Getting Jewcy experience is raw and completely unscripted. WE RARELY EDIT ANYTHING OUT. Thank you for finding us. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel to ...
 
We are a podcast all about the rock band Ween!! We talk about all things Ween: we review concerts we've attended from our 25+ years of following the band, we discuss their albums, conduct interviews of fans, musicians and other special guests, and we'll cover basically anything else related to the band! If you love Ween, you'll love our podcast! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/weencastpodcast/support
 
Join Julia during this "entr'acte" and get to know her colleagues! You'll get to hear a snippet about everyone's musical journeys, what it’s like to be a classical musician, how everyone is faring during this pandemic, as well as some audition hacks and advice. Most importantly though, you'll get to know the musicians as people through the light-hearted conversations over coffee! Please like, subscribe, and review to support! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/julia-choi/support
 
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Fluid Exchange

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Fluid Exchange

M Lamar, Charlie Looker

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Fluid Exchange is a series of conversations hosted by Charlie Looker and M. Lamar with culture makers from the worlds of music and art. Looker and Lamar begin this first season drawing from their vast connections from touring and performing music internationally. They seek conversations that offer insight into the political and cultural context in which people are making art, music, events or parties. We are especially interested in what subculture means in the digital age. M. Lamar is a com ...
 
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Cody Candelario blows our minds with many stories behind his journey and self discovery of becoming the chef he is today. Far beyond his fame from season 19 of Hell's Kitchen, he started working in the kitchen as a teenager and gradually moved up the ladder across different restaurants. Cody opens up about his media production brand and how it is t…
 
Leon Elias Wu, Founder and Creator of SharpeHaus joins us for a down to earth discussion about his journey as an Asian-American Gentletransman and his achievements so far within activism, fashion and lifestyle. A true advocate for the LGBTQ+ communities, Leon is only getting started with his initiatives and opens up about his visions and aspiration…
 
Shakespeare’s Hamlet is one of the most influential and important works of literature and has inspired ballets, orchestral works, choral works, and more than one opera. On today’s episode of the Metropolitan Opera Guild podcast, lecturer Michael Bolton tackles the significant history of this masterwork and the Met’s inspiring new production of this…
 
The incredibly talented fashion entrepreneur and founder of Showroom Etc, Elaine Mensah, sways into the podcast for a fun and insightful chat about all things motherhood, entrepreneurialism and fashion/beauty from an African perspective. Showroom Etc is a business development and multi-brand showroom dedicated to redefining how the world experience…
 
From the vocal fireworks featured in the famous “mad scene” to the popularized sextet Lucia continues to fascinate audiences today. Many sopranos have taken the role, including, Maria Callas, Joan Sutherland, Renata Scotto, Lisette Oropesa and the current Lucia, Nadine Sierra. On today’s episode of The Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, we have lect…
 
Our very own Juice Boxx from Canada's Drag Race and the Semi-Qualified Queens Podcast joins your Jewcy Duo for a fun and close up look at their journey. Juice was on Season 1 of Canada's Drag Race and made a huge impact in the time on the show, establishing their brand and presenting across the country and beyond, including DragCon! Learn about the…
 
Episode #47: Amandla, The Claude Coleman Jr. Solo Project. There’s so much more to the Ween world than just Ween, and this episode is the first in a new series about all the various Ween side gigs and solo projects. To kick things off, we’re diving deep into Claude Coleman’s solo project Amandla. Claude got his start in music as a teenager back in …
 
The effervescent and fiercely down-to-earth Puerto Rican dancer/producer, Cesar Abreu, joins us from NYC for a deep dive into his life story, from growing up in Puerto Rico to planting roots in NYC. Cesar is known for his initial fame on a Puerto Rican TV series and for being a part of the infamous group, Menudo! He grew up in a large and expressiv…
 
Charlie David is a tried and true Queer Canadian producer and has been part of LGBTQ+ media for over 2 decades. A couple of his well known credits include being a lead role in Dante's Cove and for 10 years was the host of OUTtv's gay travel guide show, 'Bump!' He is the founder or Border2Border Entertainment in Toronto, Canada and is currently work…
 
You can catch Part 1 with Christina on Episode 48! You asked for it, and we couldn't have agreed more that we NEEDED her back on the show! Culinary badass, Chef Christina Wilson, returns for an extra Jewcy catch-up where all subjects are truly up for discussion including the current state of the culinary world, gender/sexuality, lifestyle/culture, …
 
The very first Canadian to win Survivor (Season 41), Erika Casupanan, fills us in about her life before the show, during the unique Survivor process and the aftermath of production. Erika is an incredibly eloquent, sincere and captivating human that isn't afraid to share from her heart and inspire other folx. Coming from a career in PR, Erika expla…
 
*Jimbo & Brady pop into the conversation around the 25 minute mark.* Jimbo the Drag Clown and his partner, Brady Taylor, ZOOM'd in from across the pond while touring all over the UK following Jimbo's successful run on RuPaul's Drag Race: UK vs the World! Jimbo and Brady have done their fair share of interviews separately, but this is the very FIRST…
 
1 Girl 5 Gays alum, Mike Yerxa, joins us from Toronto, Canada for a candid dialogue about mental health, LGBTQ+ living and storytelling through reality TV production. Yerxa grew up in a very creative family, which influenced his love of movies, theatre and Olympic sports (figure skating!). He opens up about his childhood and high school years. We g…
 
For the first time in the company’s history, the Metropolitan Opera is presenting Verdi’s tragic opera Don Carlos in its original five act French version. Set during the period of the tumultuous Spanish Inquisition, this opera boasts a super star cast including Matthew Polenzani, Sonya Yoncheva, Jamie Barton, and Eric Owens. Join lecturer John J.H.…
 
Join us as we go back to 2002 once again, this time dropping in on the bucolic scene of Southern Illinois University for an evening at the Shryock Auditorium. Carbondale, Illinois, bitches! Ween had played eight shows in nine days across the South and Midwest, and this was the finale, yet another tour de force from this era! Sometimes the trip can …
 
Daniela Dib is a Vancouver, Canada based fitness instructor with a long history of being a professional ballet dancer, motivational speaker and the former senior instructor for Soul Cycle's Yaletown location. She joins us to open up about her journey from the start and how she wound up being able to pivot her platform of teaching fitness through he…
 
Is you good? Is you okay? Because we wanted to know! The OG of YouTube, GloZell Green, is the quintessential force of viral videos. She is a former stand-up comedian, mother, voice actor and continues to make waves in media and entertainment in North America. Originally from Orlando, Florida, GloZell currently lives in LA, California with her daugh…
 
Of Strauss' many operatic, symphonic, and vocal compositions, his opera Ariadne auf Naxos has remained a staple of the operatic repertoire for decades. Considered by many to be his master work, it’s intricate play-within-a-play structure tackles the ideas of the power of art, music, and mythology. Join lecturer Phillip Gainsley as he explores the h…
 
Sex... Sex... S.E.X? What isn't talked about in this raunchy Last Sip that isn't somehow sexually charged? We get as raw and as candid as ever with throwback references in social cultural platforms, including Chat Roulette! Rachel settles on her prospective drag persona that seasons both sweet and a little spicy 😈. Last Sip editions are up close an…
 
Keep those engines revved as we are joined by Vancouver Drag Artist and Canada's Drag Race S2 alumni, Synthia Kiss! Synthia, originally from Ontario, moved to Vancouver, BC to follow the fashion design industry with Kit & Ace. From there she dove into drag performance and competed in a drag competition, which led to being a part of Vancouver's Brat…
 
Wanna be on T O P? The one and only, fiercely real, Cory Wade tunes in from NYC for a raw and inspirational dialogue, rooted in mental health. Cory opens up about the power and complexities of being an empath... need we say more, given your Jewcy Duo didn't blink an eye when the discussion dove deeper? Cory is fondly known for being the very first …
 
Hold your Jewce boxes close to your jugs hennies, Canada's Drag Race Season 2 Runner-Up, Kendall Gender, struts by for a sincere and candid hangout with us! Born in beautiful BC, Kendall is more than a drag artist, she is an activist and advocate for the 2SLGBTQQPIA+ community and their allies. Kendall opens up about the initiatives and inspiration…
 
Trevor Boris is a Canadian television producer and is the current executive producer and showrunner for Canada's Drag Race! He started initially as a stand-up comedian in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. From there he moved to Toronto after performing a successful show at Yuk Yuk's and 3 months later he landed his spot as a comedian for Much Music's leg…
 
Rogue is a Vancouver, Canada born and raised, Jewish, Non-Binary Drag Artist taking the local scene by storm! We dive into Rogue's journey through their gender, sexuality and self-expression which ultimately led them to the medium of drag. Rogue always loved being on stage and began their drag career in 2017, refining over the last 5 years especial…
 
The #HotTamaleTrain joins us for episode 80! Mary is known by most fans as the beloved ballroom expert judge/choreographer on FOX's So You Think You Can Dance. As always, we do our Jewcy diligence and get to know Mary beyond what you might know her as on television. She opens up about her childhood and upbringing, as well as her background within p…
 
Rigoletto was based on Victor Hugo’s play Le Roi s’amuse, literally, “the king enjoys himself.” However, since opera houses were under strict control of government censors, it was too controversial for a king to be portrayed as a serial seducer. On today's episode of The Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, we have a historic recording from our Talkin…
 
Daniel is an American born and raised creative visionary that is known for performance artistry, including his inner embodiment that is, Jomama Jones! In this dialogue topics cover the nuances of mental health, racism, gender and sexuality and their intersectionality throughout the decades from the 1960's to today. Daniel is also a fellow Aquarius,…
 
KaPow! Alice Starr (AKA Canada's ONLY drag queen wrestler) joins us from Toronto, Canada. Alice tells us all about how and why she began blending the two industries that are Drag and Wrestling, and shares that she had never done drag prior to introducing Alice Starr to the wrestling ring! We also learn about how mental health challenges and healing…
 
Night #2. Our pandemic wait was finally over as Ween descended upon Philadelphia’s Metropolitan Opera House for a two night stint. The first night was truly a night to remember, and we were doubly psyched for what might await us for night #2. Join us as we relive the second night of Ween’s two night stint at the Philly Met. The second night was yet…
 
Night #1. Our pandemic wait was finally over as Ween descended upon Philadelphia’s Metropolitan Opera House for a two-night stint. Join us as we relive two of the greatest Ween shows ever to grace this green Earth. It was amazeballs, so listen in for all the highlights of these two great evenings. When Ween comes to Philly, you know it’s going to b…
 
What happens when you put 3 Jews on a podcast slated for an hour? You get MORE than an hour! Sam Led, no-nonsense mindset and transformation coach, stops by for a mental health focused discussion about overcoming his anxiety and neurodiversity and empowering others to do the same. The subjects we cram into this episode vary within the mental health…
 
Dearest Listeners, Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! Happy Solstice and Happy New Year! To celebrate this festive season, we'll be dropping all kinds of content as part of a Christmas Eve gift release! We're talking two full length episodes for our Podcast, covering the recent Philly Met Shows, as well as tons more stuff landing exclusively on Pa…
 
Mike Zaremba, co-founder of Float House Vancouver (Canada's premier sensory deprivation tank facility), drops into the Jewcy tank with us! We discuss all things health and self care through floatation therapy and the many benefits it provides. Additionally we chat about small businesses ownership, healing through psychedelics and exploration throug…
 
Listen to Part 1 with Shawn on Episode 70! Shawn Antonio returns to continue his truth bombing extravaganza. His engines are definitely revved up fiercely in this part 2! Shawn imparts further wisdom, as the Jewcy trio pop off like a bucket of sweet and salty 🍿. We have a very raw and candid volley with Shawn covering topics close to their hearts a…
 
Go back to college young man! It was the spring of 2002, and Ween had just embarked on a brief tour of the South and Midwest. After a three hour drive from Asheville, the first stop on the tour, they now found themselves at the quaint and quiet Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. But it didn’t stay quiet for long, once Ween took the stage! April 20…
 
With music by Genius grant recipient Matthew Aucoin, libretto by recipient Sarah Ruhl, and stage direction by recipient Mary Zimmerman, Eurydice is a new examination of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice from Eurydice’s point of view. This co-commission and co-production arrives at the Met after a successful premiere at LA Opera in February 2020. On …
 
Saying “I love you” for the first time takes courage, especially when you don’t know the response you'll get. But being open with your emotions and putting yourself out there can change you in unexpected ways. In Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, it’s the 16-year-old Tatyana who pins her heart on her sleeve. Young and naive, but also fierce…
 
Melina Schein is one of those spirits that is one of a kind. Born in Argentina and raised in Manhattan, NYC, Melina moved for love to a much, much smaller town, Vernon, BC, Canada. She had left the hustle of the Big Apple as an undergraduate in voice and piano accompaniment of The Juilliard School. She is a human of many talents that go beyond (or …
 
Instead of all of the mythological figures we are used to seeing in Wagner’s operas, the story of Die Meistersinger is set in a community of artisans. The main character, Hans Sachs is even based on a real life historical figure. On today's episode of The Metropolitan Opera Guild’s podcast, we welcome back Guild lecturer Desiree Mays for the second…
 
Over the summer we announced a fan favorite song contest, and now we're delivering on the results! It was tons of fun listening to all the fan tell stories about their favorite songs, each of which was actually a different song; nine in total. So many great and unique tales! Thank you Helen (Ween Lebowski), Geoffrey, Hot Shot Pony, Mark, Brain of t…
 
Alicia Antonio swings by for a chill and informative chat about her unique gift of storytelling. She is the partner of GJ alum, Shawn Antonio (Episode 70), and Alicia has been a huge supporter of the podcast including the referrer of some of our Hell's Kitchen guests! Originally from Down Under in Adelaide, Alicia established herself as an actor an…
 
Though thought of as Wagner’s only comic opera, Die Meistersinger can also be seen as an artistic manifesto. With a six-hour running time, Die Meistersinger is the longest opera in the Met’s repertory. On today's episode of The Metropolitan Opera Guild podcast, we welcome Guild lecturer Desiree Mays for the first of two episodes on Die Meistersinge…
 
“To be or not to be, that is the question.” It’s hard to think of a more famous line from a more famous play. In this iconic speech from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the troubled Danish prince asks whether this whole life thing is even worth it. But “to be or not to be'' is not the only question we’re asking this week. When everyone knows this line so wel…
 
For this episode, we are thrilled and honored to have as our guest Eli Schwab. If you don’t know Eli, then you should start now. A 21st century renaissance man, Eli keeps busy with his Cosmic Lion Productions. CLP is a platform for his various ventures, from Monkelion (which, as he’ll tell you, “is the world’s only comic about an intergalactic afro…
 
Award Winning DJ. Music Artist. Radio Show Host. Dancer. Former UK Pop Star. Dancer. Shining Light of Positivity. Mental Health Warrior. Mom. - These are just a few impressive labels we can apply to Chloe Morgan, our special guest on episode 72 of Getting Jewcy! Chloe joins us from her home in White Rock, BC, Canada and shows us that you can have b…
 
When we talk about “falling in love,” we talk about it like it is something that just happens. Suddenly the ground opens up and we are falling for somebody, as if there is no choice in the matter. This is everywhere -- in movies, TV shows, novels, and of course, in opera. Take Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde - while Tristan is bringing her across the I…
 
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