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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]