Each podcast discusses one aria. Just one. Afterward, the aria is presented in its entirety without interruption.
For those looking for an introduction to opera, this is what I would call an easy on-ramp. The presenters provide diverse views and insights into each aria, revealing details one might not have heard otherwise. Each podcast lasts around 30 minutes.
Arias from Verdi’s La Traviata and Otello, Puccini’s La Boheme and Tosca, and Saint-Saën’s Dalila have been presented thus far.
You can listen to Aria Code at https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/aria-code.
Are you in the mood for full operas now? Here’s just some of what’s currently available on demand at OperaVision:
Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute
Wagner: The Flying Dutchman
Britten: Albert Herring
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor