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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.  The podcast is hosted and edited by Emily Murdock, Director of Education & Community Engagement at Central City Opera.

Season 7 features the productions of the 2022 Summer Festival: Guettel's THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, Strauss' DIE FLEDERMAUS, and Heggie's TWO REMAIN. Make sure you're subscribed on your podcast app of choice to get the latest episodes delivered directly to your device.

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Jul 30, 2019

This episode shines a spotlight on the Bonfils-Stanton Artists Training Program, and features three Apprentice Artists - soprano Caitlin Crabill, baritone Matthew Peterson, and soprano Véronique Filloux - as well as a graduate of the program, Developing Artist and tenor Jonas Hacker. They represent a wide swath of...

SHOW NOTES: Season 4, Ep. 9 - Spotlight on the Bonfils-Stanton Artists Training Program

Jul 30, 2019

The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program is a national model for the professional development of young singers. Created by Artistic Director Emeritus John Moriarty in 1978, the rigorous 10-week program integrates daily opera training in diction, movement, stage combat, acting, stage technique, individual...

Jul 26, 2019

On this episode, I'm joined by Margaret Ozaki Graves, Gil Asakawa, and Erin Yoshimura. Margaret was the cultural consultant for our production of MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Gil is a journalist and arts critic, and Erin is a consultant who does leadership and cultural diversity training. They give their thoughts on...

SHOW NOTES: Season 4, Ep. 8 - Japanese-American perspectives on MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Jul 26, 2019

“Stereotypes are really just habits of mind, and we have all been socialized and acculturated with [those stereotypes]. We all have stereotypes about people who are different from us. It’s what we do with that knowledge that matters.”
- Erin Yoshimura, leadership and diversity coach


“The WHY was more important...

Jul 23, 2019

On this episode, director Alessandro Talevi talks about the unusual double-bill production this summer: Debussy's THE BLESSED DAMOZEL and Poulenc's LITANIES TO THE BLACK VIRGIN. These French cantatas, performed back-to-back, are only about 30 minutes total and were not conceived to be staged. Alessandro shares his...