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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 at Central City Opera.

Season Six features the productions of the 2021 Summer Festival: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel, Verdi's Rigoletto, and Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. 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 30, 2021

On this episode, we go behind the scenes with Technical Director Kerry Cripe and Stage Manager Angela Turner. Kerry’s been TD with Central City Opera since 2017, and this was Angela’s first summer with us. And what a summer it’s been! Kerry and Angela share all the insider details on producing an outdoor opera festival in Colorado, complete with 100-degree weather and monsoons. They also share some of their favorite parts of Rigoletto, the show that Angela is working on, as well as what they each did to keep their spirits and skills up during their long hiatus from live performance this past year-and-a-half. After this interview, I saw Kerry and Angela backstage at a show. Kerry wanted to emphasize that while they talked a lot about challenges and things that went wrong this summer – which they then fixed – there’s also 1000 things that have to go RIGHT in order to make a show happen…and if they go right, the audience is blissfully unaware of all those intricate processes and parts. The magic of live theatre – it’s so good to be back!

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