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In the Wings is a biweekly podcast featuring interviews with opera professionals in the Calgary area. Hosted by Emily Diehl-Reader.

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In the Wings is a biweekly podcast featuring interviews with opera professionals in the Calgary area. Hosted by Emily Diehl-Reader.

See our website for graphics credits.

    Divas: A Night at the Opera

    Divas: A Night at the Opera

    Welcome to episode 5 of In the Wings!  On today's episode, Emily talks with Barbara King and Kathleen Morrison about their upcoming concert, Divas: A Night at the Opera.

    • 30 min
    004 - Dream Roles

    004 - Dream Roles

    Welcome to episode 4 of In the Wings!  On today's episode, Emily discusses dream roles and deeply flawed characters with some of the principals of Calgary Concert Opera Company's recent production of La traviata.  You'll hear from Dan Rowley, Linda Faye Miller, Ian Fundytus, Adam Brousseau, and Kathleen Morrison. 

    Content warning: this episode contains discussion of sexual assault.  Listener discretion is advised.  The content in question is flagged in the episode body; it lasts from roughly 10:30 to 21:30.

    • 30 min
    003 - La traviata (III)

    003 - La traviata (III)

    Welcome to episode 3 of In the Wings!  On today's episode, continuing our series on La traviata, Emily discusses some historical and modern productions of La traviata, talks to tenor Dan Rowley (playing Alfredo) and conductor Carlos Foggin, and gives you a cheat sheet on some of the best moments to listen for in the show.

    Interested in attending Calgary Concert Opera Company's upcoming production of La traviata and hearing these gentlemen in action?  Go to http://www.calgaryconcertopera.com/ and buy your tickets now!

    La traviata in concert
    Calgary First Baptist Church, 7.00 pm, September 15th, 2018
    Okotoks United Church, 3.00 pm, September 16th, 2018

    written sources used in this episode:
    Baranova, Vera P., and Svetlana G. Voitkevich.  "G. Verdi’s “La Traviata”: History of Creation, First Productions and Stage Interpretation of the Character of Violetta."  Journal of Siberian Federal University, Humanities and Social Sciences 1 (2016).  [http://elib.sfu-kras.ru/bitstream/handle/2311/20013/07_Baranova.pdf;jsessionid=19E784E6628B789A41282C53941310DC?sequence=4]
    Cantoni, Linda, and Betsy Schwarm.  "La traviata."  Encyclopedia Britannica, 9 Mar 2018. [https://www.britannica.com/topic/La-traviata]
    Christiansen, Rupert.  "La Traviata, ENO, London Coliseum."  The Telegraph, 3 Feb 2013.  [https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/9845335/La-Traviata-ENO-London-Coliseum.html]
    Forman, Denis.  "The Good Opera Guide: Verdi's La Traviata."  The Guardian, 29 Jan 2013. [https://www.theguardian.com/music/interactive/2013/jan/29/denis-forman-good-opera-guide-verdi-la-traviata]
    Rahim, Sameer.  "The opera novice: La Traviata by Verdi." The Telegraph, 12 Feb 2013. [https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/opera/9865243/The-opera-novice-La-Traviata-by-Verdi.html]
    Smillie, Thompson.  "About this Recording."  Opera Explained: Verdi - La traviata.  Naxos.  [https://www.naxos.com/mainsite/blurbs_reviews.asp?item_code=8.558050&catNum=558050&filetype=About%20this%20Recording&language=English]
    Tommasini, Anthony.  "Timeless Tragedy in Modern Guise."  The New York Times, 1 Jan 2011. [https://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/03/arts/music/03traviata.html]

    For full credits, please see our website.

    • 31 min
    002 - La traviata (II)

    002 - La traviata (II)

    Welcome to episode 2 of In the Wings!  On today's episode, continuing our series on La traviata, Emily discusses the history of tuberculosis and its portrayal in opera, and talks with Adam Brousseau and Ian Fundytus about their roles.

    Interested in attending Calgary Concert Opera Company's upcoming production of La traviata and hearing these gentlemen in action?  Go to http://www.calgaryconcertopera.com/ and buy your tickets now!

    La traviata in concert
    Calgary First Baptist Church, 7.00 pm, September 15th, 2018
    Okotoks United Church, 3.00 pm, September 16th, 2018

    written sources used in this episode:
    Morens, David M. "At the Deathbed of Consumptive Art." Emerging Infectious Diseases, 8 (11). November 2002. [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2738548/]

    • 34 min
    001 - La traviata (I)

    001 - La traviata (I)

    Welcome to the first episode of In the Wings! This is a podcast about opera and the people who make it their lives. Join me, Emily Diehl-Reader, as I discuss the art form I love, and I hope you too discover a love of opera!

    Interested in attending Calgary Concert Opera Company's upcoming production of La traviata and hearing these ladies in action? Go to http://www.calgaryconcertopera.com/ and buy your tickets now!

    La traviata in concert
    Calgary First Baptist Church, 7.00 pm, September 15th, 2018
    Okotoks United Church, 3.00 pm, September 16th, 2018


    Sources used in writing:
    Parker, Roger. "La traviata." Oxford Music Online, 2002. [https://doi.org/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.O005794]



    All music used in the show is either provided courtesy of the artist, used under a Creative Commons licence, or in the public domain, to the best of the production team's knowledge. If you see a track here that belongs to you, please get in contact with us and we'll make it right.

    W. A. Mozart: Overture, The Marriage of Figaro, K 492 (Musopen Symphony, https://musopen.org/music/43979-overture-to-the-marriage-of-figaro-k-492/)
    Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata
    Overture (New York Philharmonic, cond. Arturo Toscanini, recorded 1929, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PDP-CH_-_New_York_Philharmonic_-_Arturo_Toscanini_-_La_traviata_-_Prelude_-_Act_1_-_Electrola-ej423-6-0755.flac)
    Act 3 prelude (New York Philharmonic, cond. Arturo Toscanini, recorded 1929, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:File-PDP-CH_-_New_York_Philharmonic_-_Arturo_Toscanini_-_La_traviata_-_Prelude_-_Act_3_-_Electrola-ej423-6-0756.flac)
    Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Brendan Buckley and Dana Schnitzer, MIT Symphony Orchestra, cond. William Cutter, recorded 2011, http://freemusicarchive.org/music/MIT_Symphony_Orchestra/An_Opera_Evening/La_Traviata_Brindisi_Verdi)
    Ah, fors'e lui (Kathleen Morrison, Mercury Opera, cond. Carlos Foggin, recorded 2018, https://www.kathleenmorrison.com/sound)
    Antonin Dvorak: Serenade for strings in E major, op. 22, larghetto (Advent Chamber Orchestra, http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Advent_Chamber_Orchestra/Selections_from_the_November_2006_Concert/Advent_Chamber_Orchestra_-_05_-_Dvorak_-_Serenade_for_Strings_Opus_22_in_E_Major_larghetto)
    Kevin MacLeod: Trio for piano, violin, and viola (incompetech.com)
    Giacomo Puccini: O mio babbino caro, Gianni Schicchi (Linda Faye Miller and Mimi Park, recorded 2016, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQQDXuCeZX8)
    Alfredo Catalani: Ebben? Ne andro lontana, La Wally (Linda Faye Miller and Mimi Park, recorded 2016, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lw_FAyyao5E)

    • 35 min

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