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 8.1 - La Bohème Prelude
To kick of the 8th season of the Ghost Light Podcast, co-hosts Carol Anderson and Jeff Counts take you behind the music and production of the upcoming Utah Opera presentation of Puccini's La bohème.
Discover the historical origins of the famed opera and why it's among the most performed operas world-wide. Jeff and Carol also give you some insider details of this production, and discuss La bohème's contribution to pop culture.
Episode 7.08 – That’s What You Call Leadership with Utah Symphony Music Director, Thierry Fischer
Now at the end of his tenure as Music Director of the Utah Symphony, Thierry Fischer sits down with hosts Jeff Counts and Carol Anderson to reflect on his time with the orchestra.
What are his favorite memories? What travel advice would he give to a newcomer to Utah? Maybe most importantly of all, will he remain a fan of the Utah Jazz?
Find out all of this and more with the latest episode of the Ghost Light Podcast!
Episode 7.07 - Opera Prelude for "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs
A modern opera about Steve Jobs?
Ghost Light Podcast hosts Jeff Counts and Carol Anderson take you behind the scenes of the next Utah Opera production: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.
From electric guitar and techno sound patches combined with a full orchestra, complicated characters, and big voices get the inside scoop behind this Grammy Award winning opera.
Learn why this production shows the future of what opera can and WILL be!
Episode 7.06 – Part II – The Making of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs with Composer Mason Bates
Composer Mason Bates shares insight into his creative process as he sits down with co-hosts Carol Anderson and Jeff Counts to discuss the upcoming Utah Opera production of Grammy Award winner - The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.
What elements are considered when creating a new opera? What sound elements are considered with each character? And why write an opera about a tech giant? Find out in the latest episode of Utah Symphony Utah Opera’s Ghost Light Podcast.
Episode 7.05 – Part I – The Making of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs with Librettist Mark Campbell
Among the many facets of creating a new opera, librettist Mark Campbell feels that the most important element is starting with heart.
Hear insight into his creative process as he sits down with co-hosts Carol Anderson and Jeff Counts to discuss the upcoming Utah Opera production of Grammy Award winner - The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.
Episode 7.04 - Opera Prelude for Verdi's "Rigoletto"
Ghost Light hosts Jeff Counts and Carol Anderson give you a preview of the upcoming Utah Opera production of Verdi's “Rigoletto.”
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!
This is great for classical enthusiasts such as myself! Thank you!