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Give us 15 minutes a week, we'll give you the operatic world! Learn all about the music and stories behind this great art form, and explore the San Diego Opera 2008 Season: Tannhauser, Maria Stuarda, Cavalleria rusticana, Pagliacci, Aida and The Pearl Fishers.

San Diego Opera Podcast Nicolas Reveles

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.8, 19 Ratings

Give us 15 minutes a week, we'll give you the operatic world! Learn all about the music and stories behind this great art form, and explore the San Diego Opera 2008 Season: Tannhauser, Maria Stuarda, Cavalleria rusticana, Pagliacci, Aida and The Pearl Fishers.

    • video
    Meet Hansel: Mezzo-Soprano, Blythe Gaissert

    Meet Hansel: Mezzo-Soprano, Blythe Gaissert

    Blythe Gaissert was last with us in 2017 in our Detour production of Laura Kaminsky's As One, and returns now as Hansel in Hansel and Gretel. In this interview with Nic Reveles, she tells us about the physicality necessary to play this very active role, as well as the vocal resources necessary to carry over Humperdinck's large, Wagnerian style orchestra! Enjoy this fun interview with this delightful artist!

    • 8 min
    • video
    Meet Gretel: Soprano, Sara Gartland

    Meet Gretel: Soprano, Sara Gartland

    The delightful Sara Gartland is back with us as Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, after having performed the role of Musetta for us in La boheme (2015). She's really thought a lot about Gretel and what makes her tick in this operatic version of the Grimm Brothers' fairy tale. Listen in as our Nic Reveles interviews her about this charming production and the challenges of the score by composer Englebert Humperdinck! 

    • 8 min
    • video
    Meet the Witch: Tenor, Joel Sorensen

    Meet the Witch: Tenor, Joel Sorensen

    We've done Humperdinck's wonderful opera Hansel and Gretel a number of times in our history of productions here at San Diego Opera, but we've never had a tenor play the role of the Witch! We're welcoming back tenor Joel Sorensen, who's been with the company a number of times since 1999 (Carlisle Floyd's Of Mice and Men). On top of singing the role, something of a challenge simply from the standpoint of musicality and vocalism, Joel has to manipulate a life-sized puppet as a costume, something that makes this a very special opportunity for him as a singing actor. Listen in as Nic Reveles interviews him about this challenging role!

    • 11 min
    • video
    Meet Radames: Tenor Carl Tanner

    Meet Radames: Tenor Carl Tanner

    It’s always great to welcome back friends who’ve sung with us before, and that’s certainly true of tenor Carl Tanner. Last with us as Calaf in Puccini’s Turandot, he now sings the role of Radames in Verdi’s Aida, a role with few parallels in the ‘big’ tenor repertoire! He reflects on his first-ever Radames which he sung with Mobile Opera in Alabama, a production story that includes an elephant, a horse and a python…not an especially good combination! Enjoy!

    • 9 min
    • video
    Meet Amneris: Oleysa Petrova

    Meet Amneris: Oleysa Petrova

    Check out our latest SDO Podcast as Nic Reveles interviews our Amneris in Verdi’s Aida, Russian mezzo-soprano Olesya Petrova. Born in St. Petersburg, her love for her native city is palpable as she talks about the artistic atmosphere that surrounded her during her vocal studies. She has some wonderfully insightful things to say about the character of Amneris, one of the most challenging roles in the Verdi repertoire for mezzo. Enjoy!

    • 9 min
    • video
    Carmen: Meet Stage Director, Kyle Lang

    Carmen: Meet Stage Director, Kyle Lang

    The wonderful young stage director Kyle Lang brought us terrific productions of The Pirates of Penzance and As One in the last couple of seasons. He's back for Carmen, and that's truly something to be excited about! Listen in as he tells us all about his approach to this classic opera and how each of the principal characters fit in the tragic story. Enjoy!

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

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Whatever you get from Nick Reveles is ardent, thoughtful, sensible and inspiring. He covers every aspect of the wonderful art of opera, making it more accessible and interesting to all of us. He’s a treasure — don’t pass this by.

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This podcast is incredibly entertaining.
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The 2013 season looks amazing.

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