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What's it like to work in the opera industry? Here on the OperaBiz Podcast, we talk with professionals actively working in the opera world, sharing stories, talking shop, and discussing opera in the modern age.

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What's it like to work in the opera industry? Here on the OperaBiz Podcast, we talk with professionals actively working in the opera world, sharing stories, talking shop, and discussing opera in the modern age.

    Ana De Archuleta, Pres. & CEO of ADA Artists

    Ana De Archuleta, Pres. & CEO of ADA Artists

    Jump into a conversation with Ana De Archuleta, where we discuss approaching managers, making statements in auditions, and the de-stigmatization of the "Slash" (side gig/day job) that is a necessity for young and emerging singers in the industry today.
    Special Guest: Ana De Archuleta - Pres. & CEO of ADA Artists.

    • 48 min
    J. Patrick Raftery - Tenor

    J. Patrick Raftery - Tenor

    J. Patrick Raftery and I sit down for a casual conversation while working together at Taos Opera Institute, June 2019. He shares insights about the ever-changing industry, his transition from baritone to tenor, and anecdotes from his 4 decades in opera.

    • 58 min
    J'Nai Bridges, Mezzo

    J'Nai Bridges, Mezzo

    J'Nai Bridges sits down for an informal discussion after her first day working at the Met on Akhnaten. We talk modern singer life, the legacy of Jessye Norman, and long-needed changes in the opera industry.


    A bit more casual than the usual episode, J'Nai and Daniel hang out outside the Met for a real chat about where she's been, how she got here, and where we're all going.
    Special Guest: J'Nai Bridges.

    • 57 min
    Karen Kamensek, Conductor

    Karen Kamensek, Conductor

    Making her Metropolitan Opera conducting debut this season, Karen Kamensek sits down to discuss her road to conducting, her collaboration with Philip Glass, and a largely European career. She shares her insights on Glass' music as well as a fresh perspective on life on the podium.


    For more info, visit her at www.karenkamensek.com
    Special Guest: Karen Kamensek, Conductor.

    • 53 min

    Sidney Outlaw - Baritone

    Sidney Outlaw - Baritone

    Sidney discusses the life of a modern singer, the joys of teaching, and his journey from seeing his first opera to a life on stage. Recorded March, 2019.
    Special Guest: Sidney Outlaw.

    • 57 min

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