Classical 101 Podcasts

The Metropolitan Opera presents Puccini's La Boheme live in HD in move theaters worldwide, Saturday April 5, at 1 p.m. 

Opera Abbreviated tells you everything you need to know to enjoy the world's most loved operas.

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) was killer handsome, a world class womanizer, a lover of good cigars, fast cars and women, women, women. Women in the flesh and women on the page.

The Metropolitan Opera presents a new production of Jules Massenet's Werther live in HD in cinemas around the world, Saturday March 15 at 1 p.m.

Do you remember the commercials with the kindly Grandpa dandling a bonny three-year old and feeding him butterscotch candy? Werther's is a wonderful candy popular hereabouts, and who doesn't love a sweet Grandpa?

Werther is Massenet's French opera is based on a German novella by Goethe, Die leiden des jungen Werther.