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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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Jul 9, 2019

This summer is a very special summer at Central City Opera, and that’s because we are producing the Colorado premiere of Benjamin Britten’s grand opera Billy Budd. On this episode, I talk with the production’s director, Ken Cazan, and conductor, John Baril. What a conversation. Ken and John unpack the drama, music, the opera’s significant to this company and to the operatic canon, interpretation and emotional impact, and so much more.


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