Aria Code—the Met’s acclaimed podcast collaboration with WQXR and WNYC studios—returns for a third season, starting with Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin discussing “Nessun dorma” from Puccini's Turandot, featuring a classic performance of the aria by legendary tenor Franco Corelli. Once again hosted by Grammy Award-winning musician Rhiannon Giddens, the new season will feature 18 extraordinary artists, with additional commentary from noted actors, writers, psychologists, scientists, and other expert guests. The podcast, which The New Yorker hails as “elegantly constructed and effortlessly listenable,” explores the human experience at the heart of opera’s greatest arias and their powerful relevance to contemporary issues. The extraordinary lineup of artists for Season 3 includes Renée Fleming, Joyce DiDonato, Deborah Voigt, Gerald Finley, Nina Stemme, Pretty Yende, René Pape, and more.
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