102 episodes

The stage is dark, but the conversation is just beginning. Welcome to Utah Symphony | Utah Opera's Ghost Light podcast, a behind the curtain look into the world of classical music and opera and the artists who make it. Hosted by Jeff Counts and Carol Anderson. Produced and edited by Robert Bedont.

The Ghost Light Podcast (Utah Symphony | Utah Opera‪)‬ Utah Symphony | Utah Opera

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    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings

The stage is dark, but the conversation is just beginning. Welcome to Utah Symphony | Utah Opera's Ghost Light podcast, a behind the curtain look into the world of classical music and opera and the artists who make it. Hosted by Jeff Counts and Carol Anderson. Produced and edited by Robert Bedont.

    Episode 7.02 – Behind the Seams: Every Body is Beautiful

    Episode 7.02 – Behind the Seams: Every Body is Beautiful

    Recently hired Costume Director, CeeCee Swalling joins the podcast to discuss what goes on behind the scenes in an opera costume shop.
    Find CeeCee on instagram @costumesbyceecee
    Or online at https://www.costumesbyceecee.com

    • 21 min
    Episode 7.01 - Opera Prelude for Wagner's "The Flying Dutchman"

    Episode 7.01 - Opera Prelude for Wagner's "The Flying Dutchman"

    In the first episode of The Ghost Light Podcasts seventh season, Hosts Jeff Counts and Carol Anderson preview the upcoming Utah Opera performance of Wagner's "The Flying Dutchman."

    Find tickets for the production here: https://bit.ly/3M4lfgK

    • 30 min
    Special Edition - Opera Prelude for Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance"

    Special Edition - Opera Prelude for Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance"

    A Pirate King and “Modern Major-General” are just the beginning of the farcical fun in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. From patter songs to anecdotes about Savoy operas and the premiere of this cult classic, the Ghost Light Podcasts co-hosts Carol Anderson and Jeff Counts give you what you need to know about the upcoming Utah Opera production.

    • 29 min
    Episode 6.08 - Opera Deep Dive

    Episode 6.08 - Opera Deep Dive

    What do British baking shows and opera have in common? Find out in the latest episode of the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera Ghost Light Podcast.

    • 33 min
    Episode 6.07 - Nuance Over Noise

    Episode 6.07 - Nuance Over Noise

    Co-hosts Carol Anderson and Jeff Counts sit down after the first rehearsal of Utah Opera’s production of Puccini’s “Tosca” with two of the principal artists. Soprano Katie Van Kooten, who is performing the role of Floria Tosca for the first time, and Stephen Powell who has played Scarpia on a number of occasions. Hear these artists discuss what goes into the preparation involved with learning a new role or keeping a familiar role fresh.
    The two artists also have ideas for what story they’d like to see set as an opera. Find out what they are in the newest episode of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s Ghost Light Podcast.

    • 27 min
    Special Edition – Opera Prelude for Puccini’s “Tosca”

    Special Edition – Opera Prelude for Puccini’s “Tosca”

    Utah Opera invites you to witness one of opera’s most intense dramas.
    She’s a singer, he’s a painter and they’re both trying to avoid the cops.
    Fiery young diva Floria Tosca is forced to play a role she never imagined when she becomes trapped between her freedom-fighting lover and a corrupt police chief whose lust for her dominates his faith.
    The story’s heart-stopping conclusion lands tragically under the Roman skyline. The leap is LEGEND.
    The Ghost Light Podcast co-hosts Jeff Counts and Carol Anderson give you a behind the scenes look into Utah Opera’s production of Puccini’s “Tosca.”

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

BJ Bedont ,

Favorite classical music podcast

Jeff and Carol have excellent chemistry as co -hosts, and their guests always provide interesting, topical, and entertaining conversation.
My favorite is when they ask opera guests to tell what topic/character they want to see as a new opera!

GingerSnap49 ,

Great podcast

This is great for classical enthusiasts such as myself! Thank you!

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