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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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Aug 2, 2016

Week Five - Getting to Know You (Better)

Baritone Grant Youngblood commands the stage this summer as Horace Tabor in the 60th anniversary production of The Ballad of Baby Doe. On this episode, recorded a few days after Opening Night in July, Grant shares his thoughts on this iconic Colorado silver king, including his theory as to why Horace left Augusta for Baby Doe. He tells us his favorite moments in the production, how he “ages” onstage in the role, the interesting words that show up in Horace’s libretto, and what it’s been like working with the other performers in the show, including the young artists. Grant also shares what it’s like being on the road and how he recreates home wherever he is, how he manages doing a long run of performances, and much more.

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