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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 17, 2018

On this episode, we meet our Queen of the Night and Sarastro, principals in THE MAGIC FLUTE. Soprano Jeni Houser and bass Kevin Langan share their ideas of who these enigmatic characters are and how they are interpreted in this production. Jeni reveals how she approaches singing such famous music, and Kevin unpacks the opera's history and traditions. While they may not appear onstage together, the Queen and Sarastro represent the big powerful ideas governing THE MAGIC FLUTE. 

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