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Breaking Glass is a five-episode podcast that explores social justice through the lens of opera. Produced by the Glimmerglass Opera Festival and the WFMT Radio Network, this show challenges ideas of who opera is for and who should create it. Host Paige Hernandez and contributor Tazewell Thompson discuss, question, and challenge what stories are told in the world of opera and how they may look in the future. They engage creatives from across the opera community and draw from their own experiences as artists of color in a conversation steeped in creativity, humanity, honesty. Let’s raise our voices and break some glass.

Breaking Glass The Glimmerglass Festival & WFMT Radio Network

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Breaking Glass is a five-episode podcast that explores social justice through the lens of opera. Produced by the Glimmerglass Opera Festival and the WFMT Radio Network, this show challenges ideas of who opera is for and who should create it. Host Paige Hernandez and contributor Tazewell Thompson discuss, question, and challenge what stories are told in the world of opera and how they may look in the future. They engage creatives from across the opera community and draw from their own experiences as artists of color in a conversation steeped in creativity, humanity, honesty. Let’s raise our voices and break some glass.

    Ep. 5: Is The Glass Broken?

    Ep. 5: Is The Glass Broken?

    We’ve spent four episodes talking about how new operatic shows are pushing the form forward. But is the invisible barrier keeping artists of color away from opera really broken or have we just made a crack in it? Paige gets Tazewell back in the studio to talk and we hear more from librettists and administrators from the Glimmerglass panels.

    Featuring:


    Naomi Andre, Associate Professor in Women’s Studies, Afroamerican and African Studies and the Residential College at University of Michigan
    Matthew Morrison, forum moderator and Assistant Professor in the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts
    Jeanine Tesori, composer of Blue
    Victor Simonson, composer of Stomping Grounds


    Find Us Online:


    Website: https://glimmerglass.org/breaking-glass/
    Twitter: @GOpera
    Paige Hernandez: @PaigeInFull, http://paigehernandez.com/
    Tazewell Thompson: http://tazewellthompson.com/
    Naomi Andre: https://irwg.umich.edu/people/naomi-andre
    Matthew Morrison: https://tisch.nyu.edu/about/directory/clive-davis-institute/918859097
    Jeanine Tesori: https://www.samuelfrench.com/a/103158/jeanine-tesori
    Victor Simonson: http://victorsimonson.com/victor-simonson/


    About Us:
    Breaking Glass is produced by Stacia Brown and edited by Ali Post of Rise of Charm City LLC. Music and sound design by Elisheba Ittoop. Stacy Gerard is our production and distribution manager. Marketing and promotional support is provided by Multitude Productions. Christopher Powell and Heather McDougall are the executive producers. Our thanks to Francesca Zambello, Artistic & General Director and Joel Morain, Resident Sound Designer of the Glimmerglass Festival.  Additional thanks to Tony Macaluso, former director of the WFMT Radio Network.

    Breaking Glass and the development of Stomping Grounds and Blue are funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Glimmerglass's commissioning fees for Blue are funded in part by an OPERA America Female Composers Grant. Further development of Blue is made possible by a Repertoire Development Grant from the Opera Fund. The Breaking Glass podcast is a co-production of The Glimmerglass Festival and the WFMT Radio Network, a Chicago-based producer and distributor of radio programs and podcasts about the arts. The podcast is made possible by an OPERA America Innovation Grant supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.


    Breaking Glass is a five-episode podcast that explores social justice through the lens of opera. Produced by The Glimmerglass Festival and WFMT, this show challenges ideas of who opera is for and who should create it. Host Paige Hernandez and contributor Tazewell Thompson discuss, question, and challenge what stories are told in the world of opera and how they may look in the future. They engage creatives from across the opera community and draw from their own experiences as artists of color in a conversation steeped in creativity, humanity, honesty. Let’s raise our voices and break some glass.

    • 26 min
    Coming Soon: Episode 5

    Coming Soon: Episode 5

    Coming up in episode five of Breaking Glass, we take a trip to Cooperstown, NY for the annual Glimmerglass Festival to explore how to make social change a bigger part of opera’s ongoing mission.

    Look out for Episode 5 on Monday, December 3, 2018!

    Find Us Online:


    Website: https://glimmerglass.org/breaking-glass/
    Twitter: @GOpera
    Paige Hernandez: @PaigeInFull, http://paigehernandez.com/
    Tazewell Thompson: http://tazewellthompson.com/


    About Us:
    Breaking Glass is produced by Stacia Brown and edited by Ali Post of Rise of Charm City LLC. Music and sound design by Elisheba Ittoop. Stacy Gerard is our production and distribution manager. Christopher Powell and Heather McDougall are the executive producers. Our thanks to Francesca Zambello, Artistic & General Director and Joel Morain, Resident Sound Designer of the Glimmerglass Festival.  Additional thanks to Tony Macaluso, former director of the WFMT Radio Network.

    Breaking Glass and the development of Stomping Grounds are funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Breaking Glass podcast is a co-production of The Glimmerglass Festival and the WFMT Radio Network, a Chicago-based producer and distributor of radio programs and podcasts about the arts. The podcast is made possible by an OPERA America Innovation Grant supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.


    Breaking Glass is a five-episode podcast that explores social justice through the lens of opera. Produced by The Glimmerglass Festival and WFMT, this show challenges ideas of who opera is for and who should create it. Host Paige Hernandez and contributor Tazewell Thompson discuss, question, and challenge what stories are told in the world of opera and how they may look in the future. They engage creatives from across the opera community and draw from their own experiences as artists of color in a conversation steeped in creativity, humanity, honesty. Let’s raise our voices and break some glass.

    • 57 sec
    Ep. 4: The Art of Crisis: Migration, Refugees and the Creative Experience

    Ep. 4: The Art of Crisis: Migration, Refugees and the Creative Experience

    The idea of home looms large in the arts, popping up as a central theme in our favorite stories. But where does it fit into opera? Paige looks at how her own work and new opera performances wrestle with what home looks like in the 21st century—whether it’s building home, losing home, or finding home in a new country

    Featuring:


    **Chaz'men Williams-Ali, tenor
    Aleks Romano, mezzo-soprano
    Lidiya Yankovskaya, music director and conductor, Chicago Opera Theater and conductor and artistic director, Refugee Orchestra Project
    Michael Mori, artistic director, Tapestry Opera
    Marc Bamuthi Joseph, librettist (of We Shall Not Be Moved) and Chief of Program and Pedagogy, YBCA


    Find Us Online:


    Website: https://glimmerglass.org/breaking-glass/
    Twitter: @GOpera
    Paige Hernandez: @PaigeInFull, http://paigehernandez.com/
    Chaz'men Williams-Ali: @chazwillmsali
    Aleks Romano: @AleksRomano
    Lidiya Yankovskaya: @LidiyaConductor, @ChicagoOpera, @RefugeeOrchProj
    Michael Mori: @michaelhmori, @TapestryOpera
    Marc Bamuthi Joseph: @bamuthi


    About Us:
    Breaking Glass is produced by Stacia Brown and edited by Ali Post of Rise of Charm City LLC. Music and sound design by Elisheba Ittoop. Stacy Gerard is our production and distribution manager. Marketing and promotional support is provided by Multitude Productions. Christopher Powell and Heather McDougall are the executive producers. Our thanks to Francesca Zambello, Artistic & General Director and Joel Morain, Resident Sound Designer of the Glimmerglass Festival.  Additional thanks to Tony Macaluso, former director of the WFMT Radio Network.

    Breaking Glass and the development of Stomping Grounds and Blue are funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Glimmerglass's commissioning fees for Blue are funded in part by an OPERA America Female Composers Grant. Further development of Blue is made possible by a Repertoire Development Grant from the Opera Fund. The Breaking Glass podcast is a co-production of The Glimmerglass Festival and the WFMT Radio Network, a Chicago-based producer and distributor of radio programs and podcasts about the arts. The podcast is made possible by an OPERA America Innovation Grant supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.

    Breaking Glass is a five-episode podcast that explores social justice through the lens of opera. Produced by The Glimmerglass Festival and WFMT, this show challenges ideas of who opera is for and who should create it. Host Paige Hernandez and contributor Tazewell Thompson discuss, question, and challenge what stories are told in the world of opera and how they may look in the future. They engage creatives from across the opera community and draw from their own experiences as artists of color in a conversation steeped in creativity, humanity, honesty. Let’s raise our voices and break some glass.

    • 33 min
    Coming Soon: Episode 4

    Coming Soon: Episode 4

    Coming up in episode four of Breaking Glass, we will look at how opera performers, composers, and innovators are creating works of art that grapple with, and respond to, the world around them.

    Look out for Episode 4 on Monday, November 5, 2018!

    Find Us Online:


    Website: https://glimmerglass.org/breaking-glass/
    Twitter: @GOpera
    Paige Hernandez: @PaigeInFull, http://paigehernandez.com/
    Tazewell Thompson: http://tazewellthompson.com/


    About Us:
    Breaking Glass is produced by Stacia Brown and edited by Ali Post of Rise of Charm City LLC. Music and sound design by Elisheba Ittoop. Stacy Gerard is our production and distribution manager. Christopher Powell and Heather McDougall are the executive producers. Our thanks to Francesca Zambello, Artistic & General Director and Joel Morain, Resident Sound Designer of the Glimmerglass Festival.  Additional thanks to Tony Macaluso, former director of the WFMT Radio Network.

    Breaking Glass and the development of Stomping Grounds are funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Breaking Glass podcast is a co-production of The Glimmerglass Festival and the WFMT Radio Network, a Chicago-based producer and distributor of radio programs and podcasts about the arts. The podcast is made possible by an OPERA America Innovation Grant supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.


    Breaking Glass is a five-episode podcast that explores social justice through the lens of opera. Produced by The Glimmerglass Festival and WFMT, this show challenges ideas of who opera is for and who should create it. Host Paige Hernandez and contributor Tazewell Thompson discuss, question, and challenge what stories are told in the world of opera and how they may look in the future. They engage creatives from across the opera community and draw from their own experiences as artists of color in a conversation steeped in creativity, humanity, honesty. Let’s raise our voices and break some glass.

    • 1 min
    Ep. 3: Taking it to the People: Breaking Glass as a Public Discourse

    Ep. 3: Taking it to the People: Breaking Glass as a Public Discourse

    The Glimmerglass Festival is presenting a series of public forums in nine cities around the country in 2018. From Atlanta to Seattle, New Orleans to Chicago, members of the Breaking Glass team, Glimmerglass artistic collaborators and guest speakers engaged with the public in a series of lively, honest and provocative discussions. They talked opera, race and social justice and how those ideas resonate in the communities in their respective cities. Paige dives into the forums to bring you the best of what emerged.


    Featuring:


    **Matthew Morrison, forum moderator and Assistant Professor in the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts
    **Naomi Andre, Associate Professor in Women’s Studies, Afroamerican and African Studies and the Residential College at University of Michigan.


    Find Us Online:


    Website: https://glimmerglass.org/breaking-glass/
    Twitter: @GOpera
    Paige Hernandez: @PaigeInFull, http://paigehernandez.com/
    Matthew Morrison: https://tisch.nyu.edu/about/directory/clive-davis-institute/918859097
    Naomi Andre: https://irwg.umich.edu/people/naomi-andre


    About Us:
    Breaking Glass is produced by Stacia Brown and edited by Ali Post of Rise of Charm City LLC. Music and sound design by Elisheba Ittoop. Stacy Gerard is our production and distribution manager. Marketing and promotional support is provided by Multitude Productions. Christopher Powell and Heather McDougall are the executive producers. Our thanks to Francesca Zambello, Artistic & General Director and Joel Morain, Resident Sound Designer of the Glimmerglass Festival.  Additional thanks to Tony Macaluso, former director of the WFMT Radio Network.

    Breaking Glass and the development of Stomping Grounds and Blue are funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Glimmerglass's commissioning fees for Blue are funded in part by an OPERA America Female Composers Grant. Further development of Blue is made possible by a Repertoire Development Grant from the Opera Fund. The Breaking Glass podcast is a co-production of The Glimmerglass Festival and the WFMT Radio Network, a Chicago-based producer and distributor of radio programs and podcasts about the arts. The podcast is made possible by an OPERA America Innovation Grant supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.

    Breaking Glass is a five-episode podcast that explores social justice through the lens of opera. Produced by The Glimmerglass Festival and WFMT, this show challenges ideas of who opera is for and who should create it. Host Paige Hernandez and contributor Tazewell Thompson discuss, question, and challenge what stories are told in the world of opera and how they may look in the future. They engage creatives from across the opera community and draw from their own experiences as artists of color in a conversation steeped in creativity, humanity, honesty. Let’s raise our voices and break some glass.

    • 40 min
    Coming Soon: Episode 3

    Coming Soon: Episode 3

    Do you ever think of everyone behind the scenes of your favorite opera? Hear what they have to say from Breaking Glass forums around the country.

    Find Us Online:


    Website: https://glimmerglass.org/breaking-glass/
    Twitter: @GOpera
    Paige Hernandez: @PaigeInFull, http://paigehernandez.com/
    Tazewell Thompson: http://tazewellthompson.com/


    About Us:
    Breaking Glass is produced by Stacia Brown and edited by Ali Post of Rise of Charm City LLC. Music and sound design by Elisheba Ittoop. Stacy Gerard is our production and distribution manager. Christopher Powell and Heather McDougall are the executive producers. Our thanks to Francesca Zambello, Artistic & General Director and Joel Morain, Resident Sound Designer of the Glimmerglass Festival.  Additional thanks to Tony Macaluso, former director of the WFMT Radio Network.

    Breaking Glass and the development of Stomping Grounds are funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Breaking Glass podcast is a co-production of The Glimmerglass Festival and the WFMT Radio Network, a Chicago-based producer and distributor of radio programs and podcasts about the arts. The podcast is made possible by an OPERA America Innovation Grant supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.


    Breaking Glass is a five-episode podcast that explores social justice through the lens of opera. Produced by The Glimmerglass Festival and WFMT, this show challenges ideas of who opera is for and who should create it. Host Paige Hernandez and contributor Tazewell Thompson discuss, question, and challenge what stories are told in the world of opera and how they may look in the future. They engage creatives from across the opera community and draw from their own experiences as artists of color in a conversation steeped in creativity, humanity, honesty. Let’s raise our voices and break some glass.

    • 1 min

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