AT ITS (s)CORE

AT ITS (s)CORE

AT ITS (s)CORE is a bi-weekly podcast from Boston Lyric Opera centered around a single piece of music that sparks a conversation between artists about their shared experiences in the process of making opera, and living a life filled with music.

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    AT ITS (s)CORE is a bi-weekly podcast from Boston Lyric Opera centered around a single piece of music that sparks a conversation between artists about their shared experiences in the process of making opera, and living a life filled with music.

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  • 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.

    This episode includes musical ...

  • 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...

  • Episode 7: Anne Bogart and Jennifer Johnson Cano

    American theater director Anne Bogart and Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano reconnect to discuss their experience working together on Poul Ruders' opera adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. They discuss the nuances of the score, their process in creating this world, and reflect ...

  • Episode 8: Matthew Ozawa and Chelsea Antrim Dennis

    American Stage Director Matthew Ozawa and Santa Fe Opera's Director of Production Chelsea Antrim Dennis come together to reflect upon the start of their careers working together on a production of Richard Strauss' Salome. They discuss the unique process of score study from the perspective of an o...

  • Episode 9: Dianna Reardon and Bruno Baker

    BLO’s Wardrobe Supervisor Dianna Reardon and Staging Staff member Bruno Baker dive into the intricacies of opera wardrobe coordination. They reflect upon the nuances of their roles in the rehearsal and performance process and recall the joys and challenges of the wardrobe duties for BLO’s 2018 pr...

  • Episode 10: Brett Hodgdon and Michelle Alexander

    Boston Lyric Opera’s current Chorus Master Brett Hodgdon and former Chorus Master Michelle Alexander reunite to discuss their shared experience working together on BLO’s 2015 Production of La Bohème. They reflect on the joys and challenges of leading an opera chorus, and provide a glimpse into th...

  • Episode 11: Steven Atwater and Sydney Mukasa

    Boston Lyric Opera's Director of Financial Operations Steve Atwater and former Artistic Associate Sydney Mukasa reunite to discuss BLO's 2019 immersive production of Pagliacci. They reflect upon their time in the artistic department and examine the importance of creating accessible opera.

    This e...

  • Episode 12: Holiday Bonus - Esther Nelson & Family

    Music has the power to bring family and friends together, especially this time of year. In this special holiday bonus episode, Stanford Calderwood General & Artistic Director Esther Nelson is joined by her daughter and husband to recount their seasonal family traditions centered around music.

    If...