Podcast 89 Part 1 – OPERA America Discovery Grant 2020 Recipients

The Indie Opera Podcast is releasing an episode which was recorded in the Spring of 2020 that got derailed during the start of the pandemic, and features all the composer/librettist teams to receive the 2020 OPERA America Discovery Grants which support composers who identify as women in the development of new operatic works and the…Continue reading Podcast 89 Part 1 – OPERA America Discovery Grant 2020 Recipients

Show 88: Quamino’s Map with Deborah Brevoort, Kimille Howard, Jeri Lynne Johnson and Cori Ellison

We are joined by several creators of Quamino’s Map, a fascinating new opera by composer Errollyn Wallen, having its world premiere at Chicago Opera Theater. Librettist and playwright Deborah Brevoort, conductor Jeri Lynne Johnson, dramaturg Cori Ellison, and director Kimille Howard discuss the origins and creative process of this unique production, which focuses on the Black…Continue reading Show 88: Quamino’s Map with Deborah Brevoort, Kimille Howard, Jeri Lynne Johnson and Cori Ellison

Podcast 87: Carla Lucero and Dr. Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz

We welcome two creators of the upcoming LA Opera production of The Three Women of Jerusalem: Carla Lucero, composer/librettist, and Dr. Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz, translator. Lucero is the first Latinx and female composer to be commissioned for the LA Opera’s Cathedral Operas. We discover how they translated the opera into Spanish while retaining the same…Continue reading Podcast 87: Carla Lucero and Dr. Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz

Opera Fix: Dr. Lilly Kass on “Lilacs”

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION: Jack Mulroney Music Director Corrado Rovaris conducted 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.  The January 21st performance was live-streamed and is…Continue reading Opera Fix: Dr. Lilly Kass on “Lilacs”

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