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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 29, 2017

The Apprentice and Studio Artists of the Bonfils-Stanton Artists Training Program at Central City Opera are some of the most talented up-and-coming singers in the country. In addition to performing in the chorus, opera scenes, and one-act operas, many are also covering principal roles. On this episode,...


Jul 27, 2017

If you saw The Prodigal Son in 2015 at Central City Opera, you’ll recognize this summer’s Nebuchadnezzar in The Burning Fiery Furnace – tenor Bille Bruley. A highly talented Britten interpreter, Bille shares how he is putting this updated production concept into a context that works for him, and describes this...


Jul 26, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, meet the stage director of the one-acts Gallantry and Cabildo. Alison Moritz is back this season after assistant directing Tosca last summer, and she talks about her concepts for both these pieces. She also shares how she got into directing and what she's dying to direct next, and...


Jul 25, 2017

The stage director of The Burning Fiery Furnace is Ken Cazan, who has directed at Central City Opera for 16 seasons. This one-act opera by Benjamin Britten is a timeless tale from the Bible, and Ken walks us through the storyline and background of the piece, as well as his friendship with the opera’s...


Jul 22, 2017

You’ll finally get to meet tenor Matthew Plenk on this episode of the podcast. He’s playing the role of Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte this season. We talk about his favorite aspects of Ferrando’s character and music, his experiences at the Metropolitan Opera during the National Council Auditions and the Lindemann...