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TRISTAN UND ISOLDE Intermission Chat with JANE EAGLEN
Jane Eaglen remembers her 1998 role debuts as Isolde.
FALSTAFF Intermission Chat with PETER KAZARAS
Stage Director Peter Kazaras discusses Verdi’s FALSTAFF with Jonathan Dean.
LAKMÉ Intermission Chat with VISWA SUBBARAMAN
Young American conductor Viswa Subbaraman discusses operatic 'exoticism' with Christina Scheppelmann.
OTELLO Intermission Chat with NAOMI ANDRÉ
Naomi André discusses Verdi’s OTELLO and a 1967 Seattle Opera performance of it.
ANNA BOLENA Intermission Chat with CARLO MONTANARO
Christina Scheppelmann discusses Donizetti with Carlo Montanaro.
MACBETH Intermission Chat with GORDON HAWKINS
Christina Scheppelmann talks with Gordon Hawkins about MACBETH and about Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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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.
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.