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Bold. Brave. Brilliant.

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Bold. Brave. Brilliant.

    Episode 9: Two is Better Than One

    Episode 9: Two is Better Than One

    In this episode of UnMic’d, host Joe Specter is joined by two musical couples, international opera tenor Stephen Costello, and Metropolitan Opera violinist, Yoon Kown Costello, as well as co-writers of musical scores such as Frozen, Frozen 2, Coco, and Finding Nemo the Musical, Bobby and Kristen A Lopez.

    Learn how these individually successful artists met and joined together as musical forces in marriage. Enjoy discussions about married life in the music business and how working as a musical unit can create some of the most impactful forms of art.

    • 42 min
    Pass the Plate

    Pass the Plate

    In this episode of UnMic’d, host Joe Specter is joined for a delectable discussion featuring Food Network Star and AZ Chef Beau Macmillan, and opera singer and food enthusiast, Kate Kinhan-Specter. Both discuss the crossroads between food and human connection, the importance of creating an environment in which all feel welcome, and the thought that goes into planning the perfect menu. From simple conversations around the table to elaborate dinner parties, no stone is left unturned as these two master chefs share their hearts and experience in and out of the kitchen.

    You won’t leave hungry for answers after this episode of UnMic’d!

    • 32 min
    Episode 7: Smash That Like Button

    Episode 7: Smash That Like Button

    In today’s media dependent society overnight sensations are the new normal. These media platforms reach larger audiences than ever before, and success is now measured through Likes and Followers.

    In this episode of UnMic’d, host Joe Specter is joined by Marco Cammorata, Classical tenor, multifaceted vocal artist, and founder of Youtube Channel “MarcoMeatball” and Cole Skory, Singer Songwriter and founder of Youtube sensation “The Skorys”, to discuss how the utilization of social media provides a pathway of connection between music and people. How can music of any genre tell a story? How can you navigate the vulnerability of putting yourself out there on social media musically? What advice do they have for aspiring social media entrepreneurs?

    Tune in as we dive into the world of Youtube and social media, discovering what it means to be human in a social age.

    • 28 min
    Meet the Lighting Supervisor (Bringing the Story to Life with Light)

    Meet the Lighting Supervisor (Bringing the Story to Life with Light)

    Join Cassie & Kathleen as they meet Bradley Taylor Arizona Opera’s Lighting Supervisor and Assistant Lighting Designer.  Learn how the lightening department brings our shows to life through color and foot candles, and learn what a foot candle is.  Find out how Bradley came from a 3rd grade Mr. Bundles in Annie Jr, through Disney pyrotechnics, all the way to Arizona Opera.  Find out Bradley’s dream theatre projects and learn why spicy snakes would be Bradley’s nightmare!

    • 44 min
    Meet the Set Designer (Marinated in Research With a Sprinkle of Surprise)

    Meet the Set Designer (Marinated in Research With a Sprinkle of Surprise)

    Join Cassie & Kathleen as they meet Jefferson Ridenour, the Set Designer for Ariadne auf Naxos. Learn what a Scenery Designer does and how they communicate their designs to the Scenic Shop. Find out how Jefferson came to Arizona Opera - it truly is a small opera world - and get a sneak peek into what a Set Designer does during a pandemic. Join us as we find out exactly how marinated in research Jefferson actually is and listen in to discover if he gives up the secret of the “Sprinkle of Surprise” in Ariadne auf Naxos.

    • 47 min
    Episode 2: Meet the Director of Production (Opera, Oregon Wine, and No Mushrooms!)

    Episode 2: Meet the Director of Production (Opera, Oregon Wine, and No Mushrooms!)

    Join Cassie & Kathleen as they talk with Arizona Opera’s new Director of Production, Clayton Rodney. Learn how Clayton made his way to Arizona all the way from Canada and why he's excited to be part of the Arizona Opera Team. Join us as we discover the ins and outs of the what it’s like to be a Director of Production, what Clayton is most excited for in our upcoming 2022/23 Season, and why all he needs for success is Oregon wine and NO mushrooms!

    • 47 min

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