Central City Opera Podcast – Season Two (2017)

Available on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Player.fm, and other podcast apps starting June 23, 2017CCO-Podcast-Home

Have you ever wanted to sit down with a Central City Opera singer, director, conductor, orchestra musician, or production staff member and get to know them (and what they do) a little better? You’re in luck – our podcasts feature interviews with artists and others involved in our operas this season.

You can listen at your leisure after downloading the podcasts directly to your computer, tablet, or phone from our website or a podcast app such as the built-in iTunes podcast app on Apple products or the Stitcher app (iOS and Android). See our post on how to download a podcast. We encourage you to listen on your drive to the Opera House on the beautiful Central City Parkway or up the canyon.

During our 2017 Summer Festival, we’ll release new episodes that will provide timely information on what’s going on at Central City Opera. You can download podcasts from our 2016 season right now on iTunes, Stitcher, or by going to this page on our website. Downloading the episodes is easy, free, and fast.  Enjoy!

Click on the names below to be taken to that person’s Season Two episode. Episodes will be available on the date indicated. To view soundbite videos of each episode, visit our YouTube Channel.

June 23-24: Excitement is in the Air
Our pre-season podcast episodes feature Pelham “Pat” Pearce, General and Artistic Director, and Nancy Parker, Chairperson of the Board.

July 5-8: Carmen
Week One of Season Two of the podcast features interviews with soprano Emily Pulley (Carmen – July 5) and tenor Adriano Graziani (Don Jose – July 8) of our summer production of Carmen, plus the opera’s stage director Jose Maria Condemi (July 7) and conductor Adam Turner (July 6).

July 11-15: Cosi fan tutte
Episodes this week feature interviews with Cosi fan tutte‘s  stage director Stephen Barlow (July 11) and CCO Music Director and Cosi conductor John Baril (July 12), plus  a few of the opera’s principal singers: soprano Hailey Clark (Fiordiligi – July 13), bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi (Don Alfonso – July 14), and baritone David Adam Moore (Guglielmo – July 15).

July 18-22: Carmen and Cosi in Repertory
Carmen and Cosi are in repertory at the 2017 Central City Opera Festival, so this week’s episodes feature principal singers from both productions: baritone Michael Mayes (Escamillo in Carmen – July 18); mezzo-soprano Megan Marino (Despina in Cosi fan tutte) – July 19); mezzo-soprano Tamara Gura (Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte) – July 20); soprano Angela Mortellaro (Micaela in Carmen – July 21); and tenor Matthew Plenk (Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte – July 22).

July 25-29: Spotlight on the One-Act Operas and Apprentice Artists
Episodes this week feature the directors of the one-act operas of the 2017 festival, Ken Cazan (The Burning Fiery Furnace – July 25) and Alison Moritz (Gallantry and Cabildo – July 26). Also this week, hear from tenor Bille Bruley (Nebuchadnezzar in The Burning Fiery Furnace – July 27) and the Apprentice Artists performing the roles of Carmen and Don Jose in the Nina Odescalchi Kelly Family Matinee of Carmen, mezzo-soprano Gina Perregrino and tenor John Kun Park (July 29).

August 1-5: Behind the Scenes
We’re going behind the scenes this week on the podcast, hearing from some of the people who the audience doesn’t exactly see, but whose work is integral to the success of our performances: Lighting Designer David Martin Jacques (August 1); Cosi fan tutte Set & Costume Designer Andrew Edwards (August 2); Bassoonist/Orchestra Manager/Assistant to the Music Director Kim Peoria (August 3); and Stage Managers Rachel Ginzberg and Erin Thompson-Janszen (August 4).

August 8: Wrap-up and Looking to the Future
On the final episode of Season 2 of the podcast, meet Director of Marketing Lisa Zetah. Brand-new to opera, Lisa gives her reactions to seeing her first Central City Opera Summer Festival and also shares some exciting plans for the company.

About the Host:Emily Murdock, Associate Director of Education & Community Engagement

Emily Murdock is the Associate Director of Education & Community Engagement at Central City Opera and has been with the company since 2011. She received her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Colorado, and after singing around the country for several seasons, settled in Denver while continuing to perform around the region. In addition to hosting and producing the Central City Opera Podcast, Emily helps bring CCO’s education programs to schools and communities around Colorado and Wyoming. This season, Emily is happy to welcome CL Morden to the podcast team as the first-ever podcast intern at Central City Opera.

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