Episode 1: David Angus and Annie Rabbat
Boston Lyric Opera Music Director David Angus and BLO Concertmaster Annie Rabbat helm the first episode. Angus and Rabbat discuss a selection of music from Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, which Rabbat used as an audition piece for her role in the BLO Orchestra.
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Episode 2: David Angus and Vimbayi Kaziboni
Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro sparks a varied and important conversation with Boston Lyric Opera Music Director David Angus and guest conductor Vimbayi Kaziboni, Assistant Professor of Orchestral Studies and Contemporary Music at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. This second episode focuses on th...
Episode 3: Simon Dyer and Vincent Turregano
Boston Lyric Opera Jane and Steven Akin Emerging Artist Alumni Simon Dyer and Vincent Turregano reflect on their time with the company and working together for the first time during BLO's 2019 production of Fellow Travelers. From discussions of Fellow Travelers's difficult, yet melodic score to r...
Episode 4: Brianna J. Robinson and Zaray Rodriguez
Boston Lyric Opera Jane and Steven Akin Emerging Artists Brianna J. Robinson and Zaray Rodriguez share their passion for music-making through discussing "Mira, O Norma" from Bellini's Norma. They recount their career beginnings, reflect on their experiences in the opera industry as young women of...
Episode 5: David Angus and Ellen Reid
2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid joins Boston Lyric Opera Music Director David Angus in a conversation around their love for Maurice Ravel's symphony/ballet Daphnis et Chloé. Reid shares her compositional influences, and they discuss the importance of new, innovative works in today...
Episode 6: Sarna Lapine and Kelley O'Connor
Stage Director Sarna Lapine and Grammy Award-winning Mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor reunite for a discussion centered around their experience working together on BLO's 2019 production of Britten's The Rape of Lucretia. They discuss their process and reflect on the opera's parallels in today's soci...