Get away from the screens and let your ears take over. We’ve rounded up our favorite podcasts and music recordings to help you relax and learn while you chill out at home.
CENTRAL City Opera Podcast

Have you ever wanted to sit down with a Central City Opera singer, director, conductor, orchestra musician, or production staff member and get to know them (and what they do) a little better? You’re in luck – our podcast features interviews with artists and others involved in our operas.

Opera for Stress Relief Spotify Playlist

Curated by Central City Opera staff, this Spotify playlist will satisfy both your need for opera and to unwind.

Opera Box Score

America’s weekly talk radio show about opera, tackling everything about opera and body slam it into a sports talk radio set-up. Live each week on WNUR 89.3 FM & HD1 Evanston - Chicago, and re-released as a podcast via Apple Podcasts.

Aria Code

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. Each episode dives into one aria — a feature for a single singer — and explores how and why these brief musical moments have imprinted themselves in our collective consciousness and what it takes to stand on the Met stage and sing them.

David Walliams’ Marvellous Musical Podcast
Join David Walliams as he goes on a marvellous musical journey of discovery and meets some of the most famous names from the history of music – from Ludwig ‘Grumpy’ van Beethoven to 19th-century rock star Franz Liszt. 
Seattle Opera. Podcast

Explore and celebrate opera’s unique fusion of music and drama with Seattle Opera’s 101 series or any of our behind-the-scenes interviews. Founded in 1963, Seattle Opera presents both European classics and new works of American opera.

Classics for Kids

Presents classical music to kids in short and fun episodes. Episodes are organized by composer and individual episodes provide composer biographies, introduction of instruments, music theory and history, and lots of quality musical examples.

Roomful of Teeth Redefines Vocal Music for the Future

This episode from The New Yorker Radio Hour covers Roomful of Teeth, a vocal octet and their work in classical contemporary music as well as their collaborative process contemporary composers.

Met Opera Guild Podcast

A broadcast of the Met Opera Guild’s live lecture series, specific topics relate to the company’s season repertoire to engage an adult audience with strong interest in opera.

Opera Offstage

Opera Offstage explores the grey area between music school and a professional career. We’re here to discuss those important skills and topics that leave you wondering, “Wait, how the heck did I not learn about this earlier?” From audition season and recitals to fitness and finances, join us as we talk, joke, and complain about everything it takes to be a classical musician in a modern world.

Light Talk with The Lumen Brothers

Hosted and produced by Central City Opera’s resident lighting designer, David Jacques, along with Stan Kaye and Steve Woods, LIGHT TALK features three seasoned professional lighting designers and educators who discuss the latest developments in the world of live entertainment and architectural lighting design.