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”