Podcast 86: Paul Moravec & Mark Campbell

We welcome the celebrated composer/librettist team of Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell, creators of the opera The Shining and other works. Having both worked on Pulitzer Prize-winning projects, it was fascinating to hear how they view American opera and what types of stories attract them. We discussed the return of oratorios and “opera-torios,” and the…Continue reading Podcast 86: Paul Moravec & Mark Campbell

OEDIPUS REX & LILACS – Opera Philadelphia

William Burden, Rehanna Thelwell, Tiffany Townsend ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION: Jack Mulroney Music Director Corrado Rovaris is conducting Opera Philadelphia’s concert debut in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center on Friday, Jan. 21 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 23, at 2:00 p.m. of a program featuring Igor Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex and George Walker’s Lilacs.  Oedipus…Continue reading OEDIPUS REX & LILACS – Opera Philadelphia

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