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Exclusive Interview with Zachary James

This week, the XM Divas caught up with American actor and operatic bass Zachary James. Known for his role as Lurch in the Broadway production of The Adams Family, Zachary James has also portrayed Abraham Lincoln, cameo’d on 30 Rock and performed with some of the world’s top opera companies.

Former Opera Virgins Tell All

One of the Divas’ favorite things to do is to pop the cherry of opera virgins. On today’s episode of XM Divas, Megan and Xela invite two guests who recently had their first opera experiences to the show: local CPA and fellow podcaster Nesha Pai (Piece of the Pai) and KISS 95.1 radio host Roy Brown. Nesha and Roy discuss their first opera experiences and also play a game of “Opera or Cheese” – modified from Classic FM’s quiz. Make sure you listen to the end to see who took home the “Big Cheese Champion” title!

The Four “P’s” of Opera

Megan and Xela are back with the Four P’s of Opera. Unfortunately, Podcasting isn’t one, but maybe it should be. Either way, the Divas give you the down and dirty on this episode of XM Divas.

NYC Takeover Part II ft. Elizabeth Caballero

Today is Part II of the Divas’ takeover in NYC! Megan and Xela are backstage at the Metropolitan Opera talking with Elizabeth Caballero, soprano who plays the part of Mimì in Giacomo Pucinni’s La bohème.

NYC Takeover Part I ft. Stacy Dove and Raquel Suarez-Groen

It’s officially audition season in the world of opera! That means it’s time to get your arias ready and polish up your backing music. The divas take a trip up to NYC to talk to two of their favorite performers in person: Stacy Dove and Raquel Suarez-Groen. Megan and Xela talk to Stacy at the Roosevelt Hotel and Megan talks to Raquel solo at the Magestic Theatre during her prep for her role as Carlotta in Phantom of the Opera.

So You’ve Been Cast in an Opera

This week on XM DIVAS Podcast…. Alright, we are back for another episode of XM Divas. Today, we are talking about how to prep for an opera. Scenario 1: you’ve been cast in an opera. What is the first thing you do?