The Metropolitan Opera and Classical station WQXR/New York City have announced a second season of Aria Code — the podcast about opera’s most legendary arias — debuting Wednesday, November 13.
Season 2 addresses one of opera’s most enduring and universal themes — desire, in its many forms. The series kicks off with “Una macchia è qui tuttora,” the dramatic sleepwalking scene from Verdi’s Macbeth that marks the moment of Lady Macbeth’s psychological unraveling.
Shannon Connolly, SVP of Music, New York Public Radio, said, “The series will continue to celebrate the timeless beauty and artistry of opera with a focus on desire, but will also be very much of our time, holding up a mirror to our own zeitgeist. With stories of the intoxicating allure of power, the agony of unrequited love, the complexity of identity, and the oppression of racism and sexism, Aria Code will illuminate and animate the contemporary relevance of these centuries old works.”
Aria Code is available at AriaCode.org and all other platforms where podcasts are available. New episodes will be released through January 29, 2020.