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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.

To find out more about Central City Opera and to buy tickets, visit CentralCityOpera.org.

Jun 28, 2016

Week One - The Central City Opera Summer Begins

This episode features soprano Anna Christy, who is singing the role of Elizabeth "Baby Doe" Tabor in the production of The Ballad of Baby Doe this summer. She shares her thoughts about the role, how she got started in opera, what kind of changes motherhood has brought to...


Jun 28, 2016

Week One - The Central City Opera Summer Begins

On this episode, we hear from CCO's Director of Production, Karen Federing. She tells us about her role at the company, what it's like opening the summer festival, growing up in Manhattan, how studying anthropology prepared her for her work in theater, and what she finds...


Jun 24, 2016

Week One - The Central City Opera Summer Begins

This episode features John Baril, Central City Opera's Music Director. He's also conducting Tosca and Later the Same Evening. John shares his thoughts on those two operas, plus his first harrowing experience as an opera conductor, how he got started with CCO, young artists...


Jun 24, 2016

Week One - The Central City Opera Summer Begins

This episode features Pelham Pearce - also known as Pat - who is the General and Artistic Director of Central City Opera. He talks about what he's excited about this season, what goes into his decision making when he's casting the operas, and more.

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