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Welcome to the "Is It Just Me?" podcast with Layla K and MJ. This is the podcast about just about any topic where we ask the question, “Is It Just Me?"

Oct 5, 2022

Is it just me, or does opera has a bit of a reputation for being inaccessible and even intimidating?

In this episode, Layla K and MJ have the honor to host Aeneas Humm, the Swiss Baritone opera star, whose album Embrace earned him the 2022 Opus Klassik Young Artist of the Year Award.

We discuss all matters from dress codes to... what's with the whole "diva" reputation? Warning: you may want to have your local opera season schedule handy after giving this a listen!

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Show notes:

Magic Flute - Queen of the Night aria (Mozart; Diana Damrau, The Royal Opera)

The Juilliard School

Aeneas Humm new album "Embrace" trailer

Aeneas Humm on Spotify

Opera Myths Debunked (Opera Holland Park)

13 Opera Myths, Busted (CBC Music)