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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 26, 2016

Week Four - Shaping the Opera Stars of Tomorrow

On this episode, we hear from two people you won’t see onstage – but whose work you’ll definitely see, and who are incredibly important to ensure successful performances. Melinda Sullivan is the Movement Coach and Resident Choreographer, and Erick Wolfe is the Stage Combat Instructor and Resident Fight Choreographer. Melinda and Erick describe the work they do with the young artists as well as the principals and how they collaborate with each other to teach singers how to be aware of their bodies. Erick talks about weaponry on stage and action sequences in movies, and Melinda shares why Renaissance and Baroque dance forms are some of her favorites. They also share what makes Central City Opera special to them.

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