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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)

Michael Wingfield is the “man-behind-the-curtain,” the Technical Director at Central City Opera. On this episode, he tells us the details of being a Technical Director, the challenges of working in a historic building, and how a show is put together from design plans to putting it on the stage. He also shares where he’s from, how he got into his field, and how he loves being part of the larger tradition of storytelling on stage. Mike is also a very talented visual artist and a set designer in his own right, and his background as an art assistant for famous artist Robert Rauschenberg and education in architecture led him to his work in opera.

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