Podcast 36: Opera and Accessibility with Katherine Dubbs

Sign and Sing is an innovative company integrating American Sign Language into classical music performances. Founder Katherine Dubbs joins us to discuss why she started this company, how her performances work, and some of the resources available to help opera companies make their performances accessible to all… among many other things.

Also, we continue with our “Noah’s Culture Bits” [is this really what we should to call it?] where Noah introduces us to The Hermaphrodite, an opera/ballet based on the myth of Aphrodite by Olav Anton Thommessen.

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Show Notes

  • Katherine Dubbs, founder of Sign and Sing
  • Romeo and Juliet at Metropolitan Opera
    • Bartlett Sher, director
  • Mark Morris
    • BAM
    • Mark Morris Dance Company
    • Curlew River by Benjamin Britten
      • Japanese Noh Theater presented by English Monks
    • Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell
      • Stephanie Blythe
  • Operas to put the singers in the pit, all Mozart Strangely
    • The Magic Flute
    • Zaida
    • The Abduction from the Seraglio
    • La finta giardiniera
  • M. Lamar
  • Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812
    • Josh Groban
    • War and Peace
    • Winterreiser
    • Dave Malloy, composer
    • Lots of exposition
      • Eugene Onegin
      • Tchaikovsky
      • Syracuse Opera
  • ALT (American Lyric Theater)
    • Inside ALT presentation of, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant
      • Jack and the Beanstock
    • The Halloween Tree
    • JFK by David Little & Royce Vavrek
    • Fort Worth Opera, Texas
  • Summer Folk, a play by Maxim Gorky
  • Cabaret at the End of the World at IRT withPeter Szep
    • based on Shakespeare’s Julius Ceasar
  • Opera Bracelets
  • Please donate to the Indie Opera Podcast
    • BELTA
  • Opera and Accesssiblity with Sign and Sing founder Katherine Dubbs
  • Noah’s Bits:
    • The Hermaphrodite, an opera ballet
    • based on the myth of Aphrodite
    • Aurora, Norwegian recording label
    • Olav Anton Thommessen, composer
    • D.H. Lawrence
    • Isidore-Lucien Ducasse
    • Gnostic Christian texts
    • Luciano Berio
      • Laborintus
    • Stanley Kubrick
    • The Shining
    • Witold Lutoslawski
    • Krsysztof Penderecki
    • Gyorgy Ligeti
    • Transformative Listening Experiences
      • Bela Bartok – String Quartet
      • Igor Stravinsky – Rite of Spring
      • Berg’s Wozzeck
      • Bach’s “Wachet Auf”
      • Mozart – Dissonances Quartet
        • Wagner
      • Beethoven
        • Die Grosse Fuge String Quartet
        • Missa Solemnis
      • Palestrina
      • “La Clemenza di Tito”
        • Sir Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  • Happy 1oth Birthday Guerilla Opera!
  • “Say It Ain’t So, Joe”
    • Curtis K Hughes, composer
  • “Have a Good Day”, an opera set in supermarkets
    • Prototype Festival


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