Central City Opera Podcast – Season 2, Ep. 9 – Hailey Clark, Fiordiligi in COSI FAN TUTTE

On this episode of the podcast, meet soprano Hailey Clark, our Fiordiligi in this season’s Cosi fan tutte. Hailey describes Fiordiligi’s personality and shares how she identifies – and doesn’t – with this reserved character. She also discusses the musical challenges and delights of the role, her self-described obsession with podcasts, and how she found […]

Central City Opera Podcast – Season 2, Ep. 8 – John Baril, CCO Music Director & Conductor of COSI FAN TUTTE

On this episode of the podcast, we hear from Central City Opera’s Music Director, John Baril, who is also conducting COSI FAN TUTTE this season. He delves deep into the opera, discussing what makes Mozart’s music stand out for him, how COSI compares with the other Mozart/Da Ponte operas, and the art of singing and […]

Central City Opera Podcast – Season 2, Ep. 7 – Stephen Barlow, Stage Director of COSI FAN TUTTE

The stage director of this summer’s production of COSI FAN TUTTE is Australian Stephen Barlow. On this episode of the podcast, Stephen discusses his concept for this updated production and why he considers Mozart to be the “Shakespeare of opera.” He also tells us how he was inspired to work in theater – has to […]

Central City Opera Podcast – Season 2, Ep. 6 – Adriano Graziani, Don Jose in CARMEN

On this episode of the podcast, meet Carmen’s other half, Don Jose. Welsh tenor Adriano Graziani talks about the mental and physical demands of the role and what he loves about this character. He also shares how he first became interested in opera, the challenges and fun of an international career, and the Welsh connection […]

Central City Opera Podcast – Season 2, Ep. 5 – Jose Maria Condemi, Stage Director of CARMEN

Jose Maria Condemi is the stage director of CARMEN for the 2017 season. On this episode, he shares how hearing a duet from CARMEN when he was a kid in Buenos Aires got him excited about the opera, and how he remembers this childhood memory whenever he works on the show. He also delves into the […]

Central City Opera Podcast – Season 2, Ep. 4: Adam Turner, Principal Conductor of CARMEN

  Former Associate Conductor/Chorusmaster Adam Turner returns to Central City Opera as Principal Conductor of Carmen. On this episode,  Adam talks about how he’s looking forward to his first Carmen as principal conductor after assisting on many other productions. He tells us what he thinks we should listen for and why Carmen is one of those […]

Central City Opera Podcast – Season 2, Ep. 3: Emily Pulley, Carmen in CARMEN

Meet this summer’s “Carmen” on this episode of the podcast. Soprano Emily Pulley shares how she hopes to make her mark on this iconic role and why she thinks audiences keep coming back to this warhorse of an opera. She also reflects on how she got into opera in the first place, the advice she […]

Behind the Scenes with Ronell Oliveri, Wig and Makeup Designer

When audiences see performers on stage, the character’s effortless physical features are the result of hours of planning, preparation and hard work from Central City Opera’s wig and makeup department. We had the opportunity to sit down with Ronell Oliveri, Central City Opera’s resident Wig and Makeup Designer and Supervisor and get the behind-the-scenes scoop on […]

Did You Know? Famous Stars Performed at Central City Opera

Experience Central City Opera with an inside look at the festival’s history, performances, and people. Since Central City Opera’s opening in 1878, many stars of the stage and screen have performed in the 550 jewel-box theater. Even before the creation of Central City Opera, the theater hosted famous acts such as P.T. Barnum’s circus and […]