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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 13, 2018

On this episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with the two creative leaders of Verdi's IL TROVATORE - director and designer Joachim Schamberger and conductor John Baril. Joachim tells us about his production concept - how he stays true to the medieval setting of the opera while using 21st-century storytelling techniques - and John gets into what you should listen for and why Verdi is truly one of the greats.

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