Since 2012, the New York City-based On-Site Opera has presented immersive operatic experiences in site-specific settings, from the Bronx Zoo to Harlem’s Cotton Club. The act of taking opera to new places has been affected by the pandemic, so they are now bringing opera to YOU, in special telephone concerts. In this rehearsal performance recorded especially for "CBS Sunday Morning," soprano Jennifer Zetlan and pianist David Shimoni perform Beethoven's "Auf dem Hügel sitz ich spähend." For more info visit osopera.org.
Looking for the perfect summer read? Washington Post book reviewer Ron Charles discusses four new fiction and non-fiction titles: "Utopia Avenue" by David Mitchell; "Make Russia Great Again" by satirist Christopher Buckley; "Begin Again," about the writer James Baldwin; and "Hamnet," Maggie O'Farrell's historical novel about the son of William Shakespeare.
George Schweitzer, the longtime chairman of marketing at CBS and a passionate chronicler of the network's history, has spent decades promoting a network that has been an integral part of his family. He gave correspondent Lee Cowan a tour of his memorabilia-filled office, and talked lore about CBS's storied history, from Captain Kangaroo to David Letterman.
Since the ripe old age of 13, Tanya Tucker has had nearly two dozen Top-40 albums. And after more than 50 years on stage, her latest album, "While I'm Livin'," has gotten the best reviews of her career (and won two Grammy Awards earlier this year). CBS News' Bob Schieffer sits down with the singer who was once country music's wild child, and whose voice has never had more to offer than it does today. (Originally broadcast January 5, 2020.)
In the time of social distancing because of COVID, we are missing out on one of the most important facets of human interaction: hugging. Contributor Luke Burbank talks with experts about how the physical act of giving and getting a hug can boost our oxytocin hormone levels, and how we can still get a good hug when we really need one.
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including “Alley Cat” composer Bent Fabric; William English, who developed the computer mouse; actress Olivia de Havilland (“Gone With the Wind,” “The Heiress”); businessman and onetime GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain; and Sir Alan Parker, director of such films as “Midnight Express” and “Fame.”
With so many of us staying at home these days and spending more time in the kitchen, vanilla sales, of all things, are booming. Correspondent Seth Doane travels to the island of Madagascar – which supplies 80% of the world's vanilla – to learn more about the extraordinarily colorful (and sometimes unsavory) story of a familiar spice, and why this valuable cash crop can be worth more by weight than silver.
Actress and singer Linda Lavin says that, since the pandemic began, she has been busier than ever – from releasing a new album to performing weekly online concerts. The star of the classic sitcom "Alice" tells correspondent Mo Rocca that much of her success derives from the fact that she has always advocated for herself.
David Allen Sibley has been called the most important illustrator of birds since John James Audubon or Roger Torey Petersen, and his "Sibley Guides to Birds" have sold more than two million copies. Rita Braver finds out how the bird fancier became one of the most respected and successful chroniclers of avian life. (Originally broadcast November 17, 2019.)