Forget what you thought you knew about classical music, and leave your preconceived notions at the door! Co-hosted by Naomi Barrettara, Elspeth Davis, and Kyle Homewood, Opera After Dark is a journey into the surprisingly wild, sometimes sexy, ALWAYS weird world of classical music. Join us as we settle in, open a bottle of wine, get tipsy, and discuss and share the crazy stories and bizarre facts about the “high art” that we love.


ED_headshot_2Elspeth is a opera singer based in Brooklyn. In addition to her solo work, she is one half of the chamber music duo Two Cities. An avid reader in her down time, she welcomes all book recommendations and is unhealthily obsessed with her cat Henri. She feels that a life full of cheese and red wine is a life well lived.


NB_Headshot_4Naomi is a musicologist and lecturer living and working in New York City. While trying to finish her PhD., she is often distracted by other interesting things, like beautiful music, good stories, food, fashion, travelling, and technology. You can almost always find her with a bag of popcorn or cafe latte within reach.


KH_Headshot_4Kyle is an arts administrator transplanted from Arizona to Washington Heights. An avid runner, currently training for the New York City Marathon, he recently has become obsessed with House of Cards (please don’t tell him how it ends). He is a lover of musical puns and all things kitschy… or just horrific puns in general.

Ep. 21: Carlo Gesualdo // Opera After Dark
  1. Ep. 21: Carlo Gesualdo // Opera After Dark
  2. Ep. 20: Erik Satie // Opera After Dark
  3. Ep. 19: Mozartian Scatology // Opera After Dark
  4. Ep. 18: The Immortal Beloved // Opera After Dark
  5. Ep. 17: Hildegard von Bingen (a.k.a. Gertrude) // Opera After Dark
  6. Ep. 16: Alma Mahler // Opera After Dark
  7. Ep. 10: Harry Potter Fantasy Casting // Opera After Dark
  8. Episode 9: The Schumann Marriage – Part 2 // Opera After Dark