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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 the Principal Coach/Diction Coach of Central City Opera, pianist Michael Baitzer. He describes his two positions at the Festival; his love for lyric diction and the flavor that it brings to great storytelling; where he's from and how he got involved in opera; and his job for the other 9 months of the year at Washington National Opera. He also shares advice for young singers - he is a big fan of those 24 Italian Art Songs - and he tells us about his first sleepless day at Central City Opera.

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