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The Must-Listen Podcasts for Opera and Classical Music Fans

2 months ago · "Whether it’s keeping up with opera companies across the country or indulging in a deep-dive into composers or particular operas, podcasts have fans covered. Hosted by leading opera professionals as well as dedicated fans, there’s something for everyone interested in the genre, from casual listeners to lifelong aficionados. And now Playbill’s Classic Arts has compiled a list of some of the most popular podcasts below."
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Met Opera Guild Podcast

By Metropolitan Opera Guild
Podcast by Metropolitan Opera Guild
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Barbican Classical Music

By Barbican Centre
Go behind the scenes at the Barbican and listen to exclusive interviews with the world's greatest classical music artists, orchestras and ensembles.
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By Glyndebourne
Podcast by Glyndebourne
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London Philharmonic Orchestra

By London Philharmonic Orchestra
The London Philharmonic Orchestra's podcasts offer a mix of interviews with conductors and soloists, CD news and pre-concert talks to explore the repertoire performed by the orchestra at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall. Visit for more information about the orchestra.
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Lyric Opera of Chicago Podcasts

By Lyric Opera of Chicago
Behind-the-scenes interviews from Lyric Opera of Chicago
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The Concert - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

By Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Classical Music Podcasts from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
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San Diego Opera Podcast

By Nicolas Reveles
Give us 15 minutes a week, we'll give you the operatic world! Learn all about the music and stories behind this great art form, and explore the San Diego Opera 2008 Season: Tannhauser, Maria Stuarda, Cavalleria rusticana, Pagliacci, Aida and The Pearl Fishers.
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Composer of the Week

By BBC Radio 3
BBC Radio 3's Composer Of The Week is a guide to composers and their music. The podcast is compiled from the week's programmes and published on Friday, it is only available in the UK.
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Meet the Composer

Meet the Composer is a Peabody Award-winning podcast from WQXR’s Q2 Music that takes listeners into the minds and creative processes of the composers making some of the most innovative, compelling and breathtakingly beautiful music today. At the convergence of interview, music and sound design, Meet the Composer aims to show the listener who the composer is as a person, as a thinker and as an artist.
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New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher

By Minnesota Public Radio
Host Julie Amacher provides an in-depth exploration of a new classical music release each week.
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BBC Music Magazine

By Immediate Media
Welcome to the BBC Music Magazine podcast. Join us once a month for the latest classical music news, the top stories in the new issue of BBC Music Magazine, a guide to the magazine’s cover CD, plus a round-up of our favourite new recordings.
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The Naxos Blog

Updates from the world’s leading classical music label
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Classical Classroom

By Dacia Clay
There is a rumor going around that classical music is hoity toity. At Classical Classroom, we beg to differ. Come learn with classical music newbie Dacia Clay and the music experts she invites into the Classical Classroom.
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Opera For Everyone

By Opera for Everyone
Opera for Everyone is a radio show and podcast that makes opera understandable, accessible, & enjoyable for a mainstream audience. It airs Sundays from 9-11am (Mountain Time) on 89.1 KHOL in Jackson, WY. The show is hosted by Keely Herron and Pat Wright who were inspired to start the program after attending broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD performances sponsored by the Grand Teton Music Festival at the Center for the Arts in Jackson. Keely doesn’t know much about opera an...
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The Great Composers Podcast

By Kevin Nordstrom
The Great Composers Podcast will explore the history and lives of some of western 'Classical' music's most famous composers and musicians. Classical music is filled with some very colorful personalities and riddled with drama of all kinds ranging from political intrigue to failed romances and everything in between. Through the course of the show, we will discuss composers and musicians from the distant past all the way to the present, beginning with the greatest, JS Bach. Be sure to subscri...
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The Indie Opera Podcast

By Peter Szep, Noah Lethbridge, Brooke Larimer, Walker Lewis
The New Face of Opera
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Classical Podcasts » Podcast Feed

We are convinced that lovers of classical music include people who are always looking for (1) music that they have not heard before that might attract them, and (2) the best performance of music that they are familiar with and already enjoy. This website was created to help these music lovers achieve both goals. We are uniquely able to fulfill this mission because we bring together two exceptional resources that are not available on any other classical music website: (1) a classical music re...
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Crushing Classical

By Tracy Friedlander
Crushing Classical podcast is an ongoing series of provocative interviews with musicians who are pioneering a new path in the classical music genre. I dig into musician's lives who have made an often risky move towards forging a unique path and creating a different kind of music career for themselves. This is particularly challenging in a field where the conventional approach is seeking employment in an orchestra. Join me and learn how others are redefining a thriving classical music career.
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Opera After Dark

By Opera After Dark
Forget what you thought you knew about classical music, and leave your preconceived notions at the door! Co-hosted by Naomi Barrettara, Elspeth Davis, and Kyle Homewood, Opera After Dark is a journey into the surprisingly wild, sometimes sexy, ALWAYS weird world of classical music. Join us as we settle in, open a bottle of wine, get tipsy, and discuss and share the crazy stories and bizarre facts about the “high art” that we love.
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Opera Box Score

By From WNUR 89.3 FM Chicago
America's talk radio show about opera. Period.
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