40 episodes

Explore and celebrate opera's unique fusion of music and drama with Seattle Opera's 101 series or any of our behind-the-scenes interviews. Founded in 1963, Seattle Opera presents both European classics and new works of American opera.

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    • Performing Arts

Explore and celebrate opera's unique fusion of music and drama with Seattle Opera's 101 series or any of our behind-the-scenes interviews. Founded in 1963, Seattle Opera presents both European classics and new works of American opera.

    Joshua Stewart shares CHARLIE PARKER’S YARDBIRD with KNKX

    Joshua Stewart shares CHARLIE PARKER’S YARDBIRD with KNKX

    Jazz station KNKX interviews Joshua Stewart, opera tenor who stars as Charlie Parker.

    • 24 min
    How Daniel Schnyder & Bridgette Wimberly Created CHARLIE PARKER’S YARDBIRD

    How Daniel Schnyder & Bridgette Wimberly Created CHARLIE PARKER’S YARDBIRD

    An interview with CHARLIE PARKER’S YARDBIRD librettist Bridgette Wimberly and composer Daniel Schnyder.

    • 45 min
    EUGENE ONEGIN Q&A Highlights

    EUGENE ONEGIN Q&A Highlights

    Insights into the show from cast, crew, and staff.

    • 23 min
    CHARLIE PARKER’S YARDBIRD 101

    CHARLIE PARKER’S YARDBIRD 101

    Learn about CHARLIE PARKER'S YARDBIRD, the popular new opera about the jazz saxophonist, with Seattle Opera Dramaturg Jonathan Dean.

    • 19 min
    TOSCA 101

    TOSCA 101

    Seattle Opera Dramaturg Jonathan Dean calls Tosca the intersection of opera and cinema.

    • 23 min
    FLIGHT 101

    FLIGHT 101

    Seattle Opera Dramaturg Jonathan Dean introduces one of late twentieth-century opera’s great successes.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

Dav Silver ,

Incredible

Jonathan Dean does a fantastic job summarizing Seattle Opera’s productions while interspersing original recordings from their archive. His quick wit and cadence provide a wonderful listening experience. Additionally, the topics covered outside of the productions provide unique context and fascinating insight in opera.

ad;ljgka ,

Both short show summaries and in depth discussion

I like how this podcast has both short show summeries (15 minutes) and also in depth discussions on specific topics like voice types and composers. Also really enjoyed hearing from the Seattle Opera archives great singers from the past and current productions.

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