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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.

Aug 8, 2017

On this final episode of Season Two of the podcast, meet Director of Marketing Lisa Zetah. Brand-new to opera, Lisa shares some exciting plans for the company and gives her reactions to seeing her first summer festival, as well as how she's not the only one to have "drunk the Central City Opera Koolaid" in her...


Aug 4, 2017

Want to know who the real Wizards behind the Curtains are? Stage managers Rachel Ginzberg and Erin Thompson-Janzsen are the nerve centers for Cosi fan tutte and Carmen this season. On this episode, they’ll give you the run-down on what they’re doing right before curtain goes up, how the uniqueness of the Central...


Aug 3, 2017

One of the hardest working people in our orchestra, bassoonist Kim Peoria is also the Orchestra Manager, Music Librarian, and Assistant to the Music Director. A part of Central City Opera for 26 years, Kim takes us behind the scenes and into the pit in this episode, sharing details such as how loud it gets down there,...


Aug 2, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, meet the set and costume designer for Cosi fan tutte, Andrew D. Edwards. He discusses why he and director Stephen Barlow chose to set this opera around the year 1900 at a university, as well as how he designs for the opera stage and singers, what a costume fitting is like at Central City...


Aug 1, 2017

David Jacques is the long-time lighting designer at Central City Opera. I interviewed him over Skype back in April about what exactly a lighting designer DOES, and David explains how music and light go hand-in-hand. We also talk about how the people at CCO are like family to him and why those relationships help make...