50 episodes

Doing the Work is all about giving an inside look into the minds of musicians and artists. We give you access to the hard, unglamorous, behind the scene things that go into making art. Not the sex, drugs, and rock and roll, but the early mornings, warm-up laps, and rough drafts. If you've ever tried to be good at something then this is for you.

Doing the Work with Matthan Black Matthan Black

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Doing the Work is all about giving an inside look into the minds of musicians and artists. We give you access to the hard, unglamorous, behind the scene things that go into making art. Not the sex, drugs, and rock and roll, but the early mornings, warm-up laps, and rough drafts. If you've ever tried to be good at something then this is for you.

    Episode #128: Doing the Work with Erik Bagger

    Episode #128: Doing the Work with Erik Bagger

    This week we have Erik Bagger on the Podcast. Erik is a gifted tenor, guitar player, and one of the co-founders of New Camerata Opera. We talk about our shared guitar history, the birth of New Camerata, and NCO’s production of The Rape of Lucretia that opens TONIGHT! I’ll be there this evening to see … Continue reading Episode #128: Doing the Work with Erik Bagger →

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode #127: Doing the Work with Matthew Gemmill

    Episode #127: Doing the Work with Matthew Gemmill

    This week we have Matthew Gemmill on the podcast! Matthew is a dear friend and he happens to be an insanely gifted and dedicated collaborative pianist. Matthew is studying at the Guildhall School and called in to chat about working at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, studying with some of the greatest pianists in classical … Continue reading Episode #127: Doing the Work with Matthew Gemmill →

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode #126: Doing the Work with Lydia Dahling

    Episode #126: Doing the Work with Lydia Dahling

    This week we have Lydia Dahling on the podcast! In addition to being a singer, Lydia co-hosts Straight from the Wolf’s Mouth, a fellow opera podcast fighting the good fight on the internet audio waves. Lydia and I talk stigmas around teaching, why Russian Opera is amazing, and life after singing! Enjoy! Doing the Work … Continue reading Episode #126: Doing the Work with Lydia Dahling →

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode #124: Doing the Work with David and Francisco Salazar

    Episode #124: Doing the Work with David and Francisco Salazar

    This week we have David and Francisco Salazar on the podcast!The Salazar Brothers run operawire.com, one of the best, most up-to-date online publications about opera period. They’re also incredibly skilled filmmakers who run La Cuarta Productions, a video production house that specializes in presenting a unique Latino voice in filmmaking. These dudes are awesome! We … Continue reading Episode #124: Doing the Work with David and Francisco Salazar →

    • 1 hr 50 min
    EPISODE #123: ROSŚA CREAN RETURNS!

    EPISODE #123: ROSŚA CREAN RETURNS!

    This week Rosśa Crean returns! Rosśa and I spent last week at Illinois State University working as artists in residence with the Arts Technology Department. We took some time to talk about technological reinforcement in classical music, the work that’s happening at ISU, and the world premiere of our song cycle Love Songs for the … Continue reading EPISODE #123: ROSŚA CREAN RETURNS! →

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode #122: Doing the Work with Andreas Hager

    Episode #122: Doing the Work with Andreas Hager

    This week we have Andreas Hager on the podcast! Andreas is a stage director who is currently mounting a new production of Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters in Northwest Arkansas with Opera Fayetteville. Andreas and I had a wonderful chat about the beauty of Northwest Arkansas, the flood at Houston Grand Opera, and forcing opera singers … Continue reading Episode #122: Doing the Work with Andreas Hager →

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Vinylisrad ,

Passion is contageous

I can't believe one person has the capacity to emit so much kindness and interest in all of his guests! He cares so much which is extremely contagious. Not a lot of opera podcasts out there and I wasn't initially all that interested in it but passion is contageous and Matthan exudes passion! Love this cast.

Kilian85710 ,

Love it

Because of circumstances, I have no music community to participate in. I can’t sit around a bunch of other music students and shoot the breeze. This podcast has become my community, and listening to the conversation about the things that mean so much to me has fed my soul Thank you for being willing to do the work to put this podcast together. I hope you never stop.

mrice99 ,

A welcome addition to the opera podcasting landscape

We busted his balls a bit on my show, but I for one welcome our new podcasting overlord. Seems as if he is earnest which I no longer am. If he wants to take over my show, have him call me.

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