Central City Opera Podcast – Season Two, Ep. 16 – Matthew Plenk, Ferrando in COSI FAN TUTTE

You’ll finally get to meet tenor Matthew Plenk on this episode of the podcast. He’s playing the role of Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte this season. We talk about his favorite aspects of Ferrando’s character and music, his experiences at the Metropolitan Opera during the National Council Auditions and the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, […]

Did You Know? Opera Performance Practice

Experience Central City Opera with an inside look at the festival’s history, performances, and people. Opera is an art form with a long and storied past, dating back to the beginning of the seventeenth century. Over the years, various traditions have established themselves on the opera stage, along with performance practice procedures that are still […]

Central City Opera Podcast – Season 2, Ep. 15 – Angela Mortellaro, Micaela in Carmen

On this episode of the podcast, get to know soprano Angela Mortellaro, who is performing the role of Micaela in Carmen this season. She shares her thoughts on the symbolism of Micaela in the opera, how she loves the rehearsal process of any show she’s in, prepping for a new role and a new company, […]

Central City Opera Podcast – Season 2, Ep. 14 – Tamara Gura, Dorabella in COSI FAN TUTTE

On this episode of the podcast, meet mezzo soprano Tamara Gura who is performing the role of Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte this season. Tamara talks about living and working in Europe, the magic of Mozart’s music, how the experience of losing her father 10 years ago has made her into a more honest and […]

Did You Know? Central City Opera’s One Acts

Experience Central City Opera with an inside look at the festival’s history, performances, and people. Central City Opera’s 2017 mainstage operas, Carmen and Cosí fan tutte, are classics, well-known pieces that are often performed by companies across the world. Alongside these famous works, however, Central City Opera allows you to experience lesser-known one act operas, hidden gems […]

Central City Opera Podcast – Season 2, Ep. 13 – Megan Marino, Despina in COSI FAN TUTTE

Get ready for a long conversation between good friends on this episode of the podcast. Mezzo-soprano Megan Marino and I have known each other for nearly 12 years, and she is our Despina in COSI FAN TUTTE this summer. We get into how she’s a lot like Despina in real life, her journey with classical […]

Central City Opera Podcast – Season 2, Ep. 12 – Michael Mayes, Escamillo in CARMEN

A fan favorite at Central City, baritone Michael Mayes is back this summer as Escamillo in Carmen. On this episode, Mike talks about the difference between singing this kind of a role versus roles he’s done in the past at CCO, and he digs into the psychology of the lead characters. Mike also shares what […]

Central City Opera Podcast – Season 2, Ep. 11 – David Adam Moore, Guglielmo in COSI FAN TUTTE

On this episode of the podcast, meet baritone David Adam Moore who is performing the role of Guglielmo in COSI FAN TUTTE this season. David shares why he loves stepping into the shoes of this “bull in a china shop” –type character, and reflects on how much he learned from his Studio Artist days at […]

Did You Know? Cosí and Controversy

Experience Central City Opera with an inside look at the festival’s history, performances, and people. Cosí fan tutte, the second mainstage production of Central City Opera’s 2017 season, is the final opera collaboration between composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and librettist Lorenzo da Ponte. At the time of Cosí fan tutte‘s premiere in 1790, Mozart and da […]

Central City Opera Podcast – Season 2, Ep. 10 – Patrick Carfizzi, Don Alfonso in COSI FAN TUTTE

Bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi is our Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte this season. On this episode of the podcast, Patrick dives deep into the psyche of this professor who is more complex than meets the eye. Last seen at Central City Opera in 2013 as Don Bartolo in The Barber of Seville, Patrick shares why […]