Podcast 76: Afton Battle, General Director of Fort Worth Opera

Afton Battle, the new General Director of Fort Worth Opera, after having left a career as an opera singer to work in strategic consulting and development for the National Black Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, the Joffrey Ballet, and the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, Battle brings a unique and well-rounded skill-set to…Continue reading Podcast 76: Afton Battle, General Director of Fort Worth Opera

Podcast 74: Opera Memphis, Ned Canty and Michael Sakir

The podcast regulars welcome Ned Canty, General Director, and Michael Sakir, Music Director of Opera Memphis for an illuminating discussion about how they have transformed what opera means to the Memphis community. What is an opera company’s civic responsibility especially in this period of pandemic shutdown? What skill sets should they have been cultivating to…Continue reading Podcast 74: Opera Memphis, Ned Canty and Michael Sakir

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Podcast 73: Sarah Fraser and Gregory Moomjy

Peter, Brooke & Walker are joined by the podcast’s newest addition, musicologist and critic Greg Moomjy for an everyone’s in their own home visit, with artist manager, Sarah Fraser, from Fletcher Artist Management.  The classical live performance world is three weeks into the complete shutdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. How are opera companies treating…Continue reading Podcast 73: Sarah Fraser and Gregory Moomjy