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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.

Jul 26, 2016

Week Four - Shaping the Opera Stars of Tomorrow

Michael Ehrman is the Director and Administrator of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program at Central City Opera. He's also the stage director of both the one-act operas this season, Later the Same Evening and The Impresario. On this episode, Michael...


Jul 26, 2016

Week Four - Shaping the Opera Stars of Tomorrow

On this episode, we hear from the Principal Coach/Diction Coach of Central City Opera, pianist Michael Baitzer. He describes his two positions at the Festival; his love for lyric diction and the flavor that it brings to great storytelling; where he's from and how he got...


Jul 26, 2016

Week Four - Shaping the Opera Stars of Tomorrow

On this episode, we'll hear from two women in the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program: soprano Ashley Fabian, an Apprentice Artist, and mezzo-soprano Tatiana Ogan, a Studio Artist. The two take the stage together in The Ballad of Baby Doe as saloon girls...


Jul 26, 2016

Week Four - Shaping the Opera Stars of Tomorrow

On this episode, we hear from two people you won’t see onstage – but whose work you’ll definitely see, and who are incredibly important to ensure successful performances. Melinda Sullivan is the Movement Coach and Resident Choreographer, and Erick Wolfe is the Stage...


Jul 26, 2016

Week Four - Shaping the Opera Stars of Tomorrow

Studio Artists Kaileigh Riess, soprano, and Michael Floriano, baritone, are two of the youngest members of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program. In addition to the Ensemble, you can see Kaileigh as Older Silver Dollar near the end of The Ballad of Baby...