31 episodes

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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    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

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.

    Will Liverman: FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES & Creating Opportunity

    Will Liverman: FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES & Creating Opportunity

    Fresh off the Met's production of FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES, Will Liverman sits down to chat about the significance of this opera, and takes us behind the scenes of embodying the dynamic role of a living public figure, and how to create opportunity in the industry.


    We discuss how the role was tailored to him, what that process was like, and a glimpse behind the curtain.


    A cross-genre musician, Will also talks about other genres, favorite artists, and what feeds him musically.
    Special Guest: Will Liverman.

    • 42 min
    Lee Anne Myslewski, VP Wolf Trap Opera: Auditions in the Modern Age

    Lee Anne Myslewski, VP Wolf Trap Opera: Auditions in the Modern Age

    Lee Anne sits down for a realistic discussion about rolling with Covid protocol punches and 21st-century trends in opera auditions. She's heard over 10,000 auditions and she offer great insight to all those making a first impression, even in digital auditions. From self-producing to saving auditions that go awry, this is a must-listen for young artists!
    Special Guest: Lee Anne Myslewski, Vice President, WOLF TRAP Opera and Classical Programming.

    • 58 min
    Jennifer Rowley: Mainstage Auditions & Honing Your Rep

    Jennifer Rowley: Mainstage Auditions & Honing Your Rep

    Soprano Jennifer Rowley talks about mainstage auditions, European auditions, and honing your audition offerings for more successful auditions. She defines "contrasting arias" for the working professional and walks us through what it's like to audition for a mainstage role. It's a must-listen for this audition season and the perfect way to kick off the return of the OperaBiz Podcast!
    Special Guest: Jennifer Rowley.

    • 54 min
    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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

smarze ,

A+ podcast

As a high school student, I really appreciate the chance to hear what the biz is actually like from a variety of people! Thanks for such an informative and inspiring podcast! My favorite episode was the recent one with librettist Lila Palmer.

BassbERICtone22 ,

Great Podcast

I’m very appreciative of this podcast in its efforts to maintain a check on the pulse of the opera business today. I’m a young professional myself so listening to this podcast is a great way to stay informed on current events in opera, picking brains of various opera singers, and listening to directors of companies to stay informed.

It’s a plus to hear some friends of mine on occasion (Kirsten Chambers, Michael Berg, Sara Noble, to name just a few)! I highly recommend it to anyone in or out of the opera art form.