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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 20, 2018

On this episode, meet bass-baritone (and my long-time friend) Ashraf Sewailam. Making his debut in our opera house this summer, Ashraf performs the roles of The Speaker in THE MAGIC FLUTE and Ferrando in IL TROVATORE. He tells us about these characters and their significance in the overall story arc of the operas, as well as what it's like juggling the roles in rehearsal. We also get into the importance of education, his experience growing up in Egypt, his recent foray into directing, and how much Central City Opera means to him. 

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