This week we have conductor Alex Enyart on the podcast! Alex is a recent transplant to Chicago by way of Kentucky and, along with friend-of-the-show Claire DiVizio, is one of the powerhouses behind Thompson Street Opera Company. In addition to her work at Thompson Street, Alex is conducting the Chicago premiere of Mark Campbell, Laura Kaminsky, and Kimberly Reed’s opera, As One, with Chicago Fringe Opera on Nov. 16 17 18 & 19 at The Center on Halsted. Tickets and more info at www.chicagofringeopera.com
This week we have a very special guest episode! George Cederquist and I sit down to record an episode of Opera Box Score where we chat about the International Opera Awards, everything you need to know about summer festivals, and Jonas Kaufmann! Enjoy the episode and we’ll be back with your regularly scheduled interviews next week! Enjoy!
This week we have composer Philip Thompson on the podcast! Philip and I sat down a few months back to chat about his opera The Final Battle for Love and it’s Chicago premiere with Thompson Street Opera. Philip and I talk about Mahler, writing for voice, and playing guitar for Jesus. Enjoy!
This week we have Jane Hulburt! Jane is the Manager of Artistic Operations at Chicago Opera Theater and she is a singer’s best friend! Jane and I talk teaching, D’angelo, late night jazz sessions, and how to get re-hired at an opera company. We also talk about COT’s upcoming production of Frank Martin’s The Love Potion that opens on Sept. 30th at The Music Box Theater. For tickets and info go to www.cot.org. Plus, you get to see past DTW guests Cassidy Smith, Patrick Dean Shelton, and Bernard Holcomb! Go get your tickets! Enjoy!
VOiCEtalKs is a new opera podcast hosted by Zack Singerman and it’s the real deal. In-depth talk about the technique of singing and the in and outs of an artistic life. Zack is kind, smart and dedicated to bringing a positive influence to our community. Zack asked me to be a guest on VOiCEtalKs and this episode is the result. Follow his podcast on Facebook and go like and subscribe on ITunes! Enjoy!
We have Rose Freeman on the Podcast! Rose is an immensely talented Stage Director and a very approachable human being. She speaks intelligently about Henrik Ibsen, red wine, and yachting. What more could you want? We also talk about Third Eye Theater Ensemble’s upcoming production of Sumeida’s Song and the pitfalls of performing new opera. The show runs from October 23rd to November 8th at the Prop Theater on Elston Ave. Tickets are available at www. thirdeyete.com
This week we have Andrew Simpson. Andrew is a handsome and talented Bass who began college as an Architect and promptly switched to pursuing opera full-time. Andrew is intelligent, driven, and hilarious and our conversation was a blast. You can see him in Chicago Opera Theater’s upcoming production of Mozart’s Lucio Silla. Go see him because he’s awesome!