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Central City Opera Podcast

The Central City Opera Podcast introduces you to the movers and shakers of the Central City Opera Festival. Episodes feature interviews with principal and young artists, designers, directors, conductors, and other production staff. 

Central City Opera's 2019 season features the operas Madama Butterfly, Billy Budd, and a double-bill of The Blessed Damozel and Litanies to the Black Virgin. We'll release one to two episodes per week throughout our Festival (July 6 - August 6, 2019). The podcast is hosted by Emily Murdock, Associate Director of Education at Central City Opera.

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Aug 2, 2019

On this final episode of season four, I'm joined by the stars of ENCORE: A MUSICAL REVUE, Jennifer DeDominici and Curt Olds. (Curt is also the director and curator!) ENCORE is happening at the very end of summer festival. Performed in our opera house, it's 90 minutes of scenes from music theatre performed with full...

SHOW NOTES: Season 4, Ep. 10 - Curt Olds and Jennifer DeDominici of ENCORE: A MUSICAL REVUE

Aug 2, 2019

It's the final episode of Season Four of the podcast! What a summer it's been. To sum up: two tragic, warhorse operas that both happen to involve naval ships - the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln in MADAMA BUTTERFLY and the H.M.S. Indomitable in BILLY BUDD - and a double-bill production of rather obscure works by the great...

Jul 30, 2019

This episode shines a spotlight on the Bonfils-Stanton Artists Training Program, and features three Apprentice Artists - soprano Caitlin Crabill, baritone Matthew Peterson, and soprano VĂ©ronique Filloux - as well as a graduate of the program, Developing Artist and tenor Jonas Hacker. They represent a wide swath of...

SHOW NOTES: Season 4, Ep. 9 - Spotlight on the Bonfils-Stanton Artists Training Program

Jul 30, 2019

The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program is a national model for the professional development of young singers. Created by Artistic Director Emeritus John Moriarty in 1978, the rigorous 10-week program integrates daily opera training in diction, movement, stage combat, acting, stage technique, individual...

Jul 26, 2019

On this episode, I'm joined by Margaret Ozaki Graves, Gil Asakawa, and Erin Yoshimura. Margaret was the cultural consultant for our production of MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Gil is a journalist and arts critic, and Erin is a consultant who does leadership and cultural diversity training. They give their thoughts on...