3 Seasons

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 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

    Episode 2

    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

    Episode 3

    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

    Episode 4

    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.

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  • 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.