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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, 2019

On this final episode of season four, I'm joined by the stars of ENCORE: A MUSICAL REVUE, Jennifer DeDominici and Curt Olds. (Curt is also the director and curator!) ENCORE is happening at the very end of summer festival. Performed in our opera house, it's 90 minutes of scenes from music theatre performed with full...

SHOW NOTES: Season 4, Ep. 10 - Curt Olds and Jennifer DeDominici of ENCORE: A MUSICAL REVUE

Aug 2, 2019

It's the final episode of Season Four of the podcast! What a summer it's been. To sum up: two tragic, warhorse operas that both happen to involve naval ships - the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln in MADAMA BUTTERFLY and the H.M.S. Indomitable in BILLY BUDD - and a double-bill production of rather obscure works by the great...

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 VĂ©ronique 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...