Podcast 85: The Hang with Taylor Mac, Matt Ray, Chanon Judson, Machine Dazzle

We welcome the creative team of The Hang, an exciting show playing at HERE and the Prototype Festival in NYC. Described as “a ritual celebration of queerness, questions, and the eternity of a moment,” the show is rooted in the jazz tradition and the operatic form, and imagines the final hours of Socrates. Prolific playwright…Continue reading Podcast 85: The Hang with Taylor Mac, Matt Ray, Chanon Judson, Machine Dazzle

OperaFIX: Heartbeat Opera’s Messy Messiah

Ethan Heard and Jacob Ashworth After six years of Halloween revelry, Heartbeat Opera’s annual drag extravaganza moves to December and comes home for Christmas! Every winter season, joyful musical traditions abound: at the school pageant, the holiday party, and in every elevator. This year, with familiar favorites from Handel, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, and more, Heartbeat starts…Continue reading OperaFIX: Heartbeat Opera’s Messy Messiah

Podcast 84: Conductor Malcolm J. Merriweather

Join us as we proudly welcome Malcolm J. Merriweather conductor and baritone. Malcolm is the youngest and first Black Music Director of the NYC-based The Dessoff Choirs, which is currently celebrating its 97th season with a concentration on African-American composer Margaret Bonds, a significant figure in the fight for civil rights. Malcolm leads the choir in its Metropolitan…Continue reading Podcast 84: Conductor Malcolm J. Merriweather

Podcast 83: Matthew Aucoin and Sarah Ruhl, Eurydice

We welcome Sarah Ruhl, librettist and playwright, and Matthew Aucoin, composer, the two creators of a new version of Eurydice at the Metropolitan Opera. We discuss the history and meaning of this oft-adapted myth, and what drew both writers to it. We delve into their creative process and discover why Sarah chose to make some…Continue reading Podcast 83: Matthew Aucoin and Sarah Ruhl, Eurydice