Ben Heppner is the host of Saturday Afternoon at the Opera and Backstage with Ben Heppner on CBC Radio 2. He has a neighbour; let's call him Lorne. Lorne is a great guy who loves opera, so that makes Heppner happy.

There's a problem, however. Neighbour Lorne has been weeding and gardening while listening to the same mixtape for years. Heppner is getting tired of it, so he has decided to make a new one for Lorne.

This mixtape is made for those who know nothing about opera, and you, too, can enjoy Heppner's selections by clicking on "open gallery," above.

posted by Matthew McFarlane on Oct 11, 2013