I was excited to discover this podcast and looked forward to hearing “The Myth and Mythos of Wagner’s Male Characters” as my first selection. What a disappointment! The speaker spent the first half hour reciting a laundry list of definitions of “myth.” Many of them were repetitive, and there...Read full review »
Rhineland Girl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/27/23
Appears to be an interesting little show, but the sound is rather antiquated.
marketpop via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/26/22
I love operas. I thought I would love these podcasts, and indeed I found the contents of these podcasts as high quality as I expected from MET, but alas, the sound engineering is so bad that many episodes are just not listenable. Volume is ridiculously low most times and also inconsistent. Ironic...Read full review »
grumpyyyyyy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/30/22
For an opera podcast, you would think there would be better audio. The lecturers are incredibly sophisticated and informative, but even with the volume turned up all the way, I can still barely hear.
craigblinderman via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/08/21
Thanks for providing great detail, context, & history to so much of the opera world. Enhances my enjoyment & appreciation so much
BJ loves Chicago via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/26/21
Confirmation bias. Episode on Maria Callas by a pompous expert. Once I spoke with the wife of a Met tenor who sang with Maria Callas; she told me her husband said that Renata Tibaldi was the better contemporary soprano. All statements are opinions; I, too, am a Callas fan. Renata Scotto, too, was...Read full review »
August Consumer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/14/21
Naomi Berrattera gives the best podcasts of the series. They are exactly what one would want: context, what to listen for, interesting facts. Many of the other hosts' podcasts in this series are wastes of time; like movie reviews that just recite the plot. I'm posting this review...Read full review »
ianm661 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/11/21
Very entertaining while being very informative for musical ignoramuses like myself who wish to educate themselves Mores the pity I couldn’t be there in person but these podcasts make up for my loss. Well done ladies & gentlemen. Keep up the splendid service you are providing because you are...Read full review »
kaczkadupa via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/28/20
I subscribe to many but this is my favorite. From classic lectures to new interpretations, I’m well informed and delightfully energized about opera and the specific topics at hand.
Beethzart79 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/18/20
What an informative podcast: Tosca. September is my learn about Opera month and I have done so with your episode 156! Thank you!
KBOpera via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/02/20
I just watched the Met’s 2010 Don Carlo. It was great but long. I liked the opera very much, so I was wondering if you could do a podcast on this opera. Thank You. Keep making these informative and interesting podcast episodes.
opera8901 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/10/20
Too fast, very uncomfortable to listen to.
Arus M via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 04/07/20
Amazing. Matt Timmerman on Wagner was so good.
incognito82 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/22/20
I am so pleased to listen to Dr. N. Barrettara’s voice on Ep 144 as compared to the podcast’s early episodes she pioneered in. I remember commenting about it then, I don’t know when the change happened or how, but bravo on the effort exerted!
ron.tomtom via Apple Podcasts · Philippines · 12/30/19
OMG Carl Raymond has me intrigued and laughing from beginning to end. I want to see him in person the next time I’m in NYC.
mjname via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/23/19
Having listened to the podcasts from their inception, I continue to enjoy them immensely. My favorite speaker by far is the marvelous Desiree Mays. Her insightful and literate reviews go beyond just summarizing the plots and characters of the operas, and also include many historical and other...Read full review »
Libranjpa via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/22/19
As a uninformed opera lover I was delighted with live at the Met in theaters. This podcast series is wonderful & excellent addition to enjoying each opera. Bravo!
PHN100% via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/19
My favorite
Sugar sync user via Apple Podcasts · Brazil · 01/08/19
This really is my favourite opera podcast. It give very well researched information about operas and everything to do with opera. Often based on current or upcoming opera productions at the MET I consider the podcasts to be essential preparation for any MET production. I live in England so I...Read full review »
Lammer_moor via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/28/18
Went to check out Aria Codes podcast but was really disappointed, but then found this one. It has everything that anyone looking to learn about Opera! Great work by the Met
ZivSc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/08/18
I enjoy this podcast especially to prepare for the Met in HD performances.
sssssarah via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/19/18
This podcast is so to good especially for people who can’t make it to New York to listen to it live. I especially like the speakers and the opera excerpts that you use. The Met Opera Guild is awesome, keep making more podcasts. I very like your lectures on Turandot and the 2017-18 Season Kick...Read full review »
opera466 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/16/18
I love this podcast, an essential for opera lovers! The latest episode 106 is the best yet, hope Matt will be a regular.
Adrianyyz via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/03/18
I have learned so much about the opera world from listening to this podcast! Thank you, Met Opera Guild!
G.G.Unit via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/08/18
I absolutely love the content of this podcast, but there is some absolutely horrendous pronunciation. A little bit of practice of foreign terms and titles would make this much more this morning.
choirguy87 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/08/17
Reallyinformative and interesting!
anonymous hermia via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/27/17
Listened to episode 10 about tenors on this podcast. Could you please get someone who knows how to pronounce the names of these arias? Italian G before E and I are soft and this woman pronounces rodolfo Che Gelida Manina like a G on Garden. Two L's in French is pronounced like a Y, and...Read full review »
BgBallz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/26/17
How terrific to have these invaluable lectures, talks and interviews from the Metropolitan Opera Guild available as podcasts! They range from current talks related to this season's Met broadcasts, to out of print archived episodes from the "Talking About Opera" series. They even...Read full review »
BooksNewYork via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/24/16
Always very interesting and informative. Very highly recommended.
PaulWBR via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/12/16
A wonderful podcast - one of the best. Thank you.
Robert24510 via Apple Podcasts · France · 11/03/16
You are doing a great job with this podcast! A lot of information, but at the same time, so accessible to all people. I only disagreed with your ample use of Jonas Kaufmann in your Voice Types: Tenor Podcast. I personally think he's an example of a singer who has done nothing but harm his...Read full review »
Enerrege via Apple Podcasts · Mexico · 08/01/16
A great podcast -- I've learned a lot from it, plus I love the opera excerpts.Read full review »
Dorothea1130 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/12/16
I have thoroughly enjoyed every one of the podcasts. I thank you for sending them to me and hope that they will continue to be issued. There is not one of these podcasts that i didn't find fascinating.Read full review »
dictioncoach via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/03/16
I'm listening this podcast since its first episode and I totally love it. It's not easy to find a good podcast that talks about opera in a fresh and clear way. The Met podcast not only talks about the plot of different operas, it takes you into those small details that make this art so...Read full review »
Dannamm via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/15/16
I thought the Elektra lecure was simply wonderful. Dense and full of information. I want to listen to it again before seeing the HD live this Saturday. Well done Mr Berger!
Fiske2 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/27/16
Very insightful information, including biographical information about some composers, in-depth looks at many operas, and tutorials on vocal types. This podcast has it all. And some great audio samples to illustrate topics being discussed. I absolutely love it. I can’t believe all this...Read full review »
Smurfalicious 3691 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/05/16
This is an outstanding series. I've enjoyed every single program. I could perhaps mention "From the Prompter's Box" as being unusual and hence particularly worth listening to. But this is not to detract from all other excellent episodes. I am grateful to the Met for the series,...Read full review »
Masami Kojima via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/12/16
If you are into opera you will love this podcast. I am not able to go to the MetRopolitan but I watch the transmissions in HD and as soon as listened this podcast I wanted to fly to NY and watch again some of the latest productions.
karitoba via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 02/07/16
Two thumbs up for the Met’s new podcast! It is an educational and entertaining way to help opera lovers deepen their knowledge and make performances even more rewarding. My favorite so far has been the lecture on Turandot — truly outstanding in every respect. Kudos all around, and THANK YOU!
LogeNonDorma via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/02/16
Thanks you doing this. These podcast are to your live lectures as MET HD movie performances are to sitting in a seat at the Met. It’s like having the lecturers at our finger tips. It’s next best thing to enjoying the lectures in their fullest glory- LIVE.
magellan-tech via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/16
When I learned there was a MET podcast, I immediately added it to my list. What a find! I have been going to the HD broadcasts from the very beginning. And I have loved most of the productions. But now I have a new level of understanding musically what is happening in each opera. The lecture on...Read full review »
barryearle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/28/16
Terrific way to learn about opera for both newcomers and long-time fans. Mix of brand new and classic lectures especially appreciated. Bring back all the Bridget Paolucci talks please!
Apb680 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/16
This is a valuable podcast that goes beyond the basics. It includes new material and interviews from the Guild's archives on a variety of operas and topics. However, OperaNow podcast has, over 10 years, covered the same ground and much more with warmth, affection, humor, and vulgarity....Read full review »
Cambric via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/09/16
I'm so enjoying this podcast. Each episode has been entertaining in different ways. Looking forward to more episodes in 2016.Read full review »
TravelfanMich via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/03/16
I am an opera fan, but by no means an expert. However, listening to these excellent podcasts greatly improved my appreciation for opera.
DOW23 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/16
I’ve been enjoying all these podcasts, especially two dealing with voice types.
Raindrop777 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/24/15
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