San Diego Opera Podcast
An Interview with Harold Meers01/20/15
Debut artist Harold Meers talks about his background, his experience with the role or Rodolfo and roles he sees for himself in the future in an interview with Nicolas Reveles.
Happy New Year, Season 2015!
Nicolas Reveles, Director of Education and Community Engagement for San Diego Opera, looks forward to the 50th Anniversary Season with a 'thank you' to all of our supporters over the past year.
LA BOHEME: The Perfect Opera
In this introductory podcast to Giacomo Puccini'sLa boheme,Nicolas Reveles discusses why this opera is such a favorite from the repertoire and gives us a glimpse into Puccini's creative process. This is an opera filled with passion, joy, tenderness,...
Meet the Director: Keturah Stickann
We've known Keturah Stickann as a choreographer and as assistant director for two San Diego Opera seasons. Now she's back as the stage director for Massenet's Don Quixote. In this revealing interview, Education Director Nicolas Reveles speaks with her...
Meeting Ulrika: Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe (Part Two)
In a continuation of her conversation with San Diego Opera Education Director Nicolas Reveles, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe turns her attention to the growth of the young singer, focusing on her work with the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar. Working...
An Interview with Isabella Bywater
Isabella Bywater, a set and costume designer from the UK, is the director of San Diego Opera's production of Puccini'sLa boheme.In this fascinating, in-depth interview, she talks about her mentor Jonathan Miller (the original director of this...
Production Underway at San Diego Opera!
This is short and sweet, just a snapshot of the excitement with the arrival of the cast and crew ofLa boheme and a few words about the music that introduces us to the wonderful characters in this beloved opera.
Don Giovanni: A Dangerous Opera!
Mozart and his poet-librettist Lorenzo DaPonte created a true masterwork inDon Giovanni,the story of a libertine nobleman and his constant need to seduce and abandon every woman he meets. A sordid story, sure, but filled with incredible music and...
Meeting Sancho Panza: Bass-Baritone Eduardo Chama
Eduardo Chama is one of those singers that we look forward to having back again and again because he's such a delight to be around, besides being a wonderful artist onstage. In the role of Sancho Panza in Massenet's Don Quichotte, he's perfect as the...
Meet the King: Tenor, Piotr Beczala
San Diego Opera is delighted to have tenor Piotr Beczala back to sing King Gustav ('Gustavo') in Verdi's A Masked Ball. In this interview with Nicolas Reveles, Director of Education and Outreach, he talks about the role, other Verdi characters he...
Our Conductor, Karen Keltner
Karen Keltner is well known to all of us here at San Diego Opera and she's kicking off our 50th Anniversary Season as the conductor of Puccini'sLa boheme.This also marks her last official duty as Resident Conductor and Music Administrator after...
The Ladies of 2015
The 2015 Season is a great opera season for strong female roles. Donna Anna inDon Giovanni, Musetta inLa boheme,and Madame Mao inNixon in Chinaall fit that description: strong characters, bold music! Dr. Nic spends a little time with these three women...
The 2015 Season
"...and we're back!", as Nicolas Reveles, Director of Education and Outreach says at the beginning of this podcast. And yes, we are! With your help we've been able to announce our 2015 Season with an exciting array of operas and a gala celebration of...
Meeting the Don: Bass, Ferruccio Furlanetto
We welcome our favorite basso, Ferruccio Furlanetto, back to San Diego Opera to sing the title role of Jules Massenet's Don Quichotte. This is one of Furlanetto's favorite roles, along with King Philip in Don Carlo and Boris Godunov. In this interview...
Meeting Anckarstrom: Baritone, Aris Argiris
Greek baritone Aris Argiris is making his debut with San Diego Opera in the role of Anckarstrom inA Masked Ballby Giuseppe Verdi. In this conversation with Nicolas Reveles, Director of Education, he talks about his career, Verdi's baritone roles and...
Meeting Nemorino: Tenor Giuseppe Filianoti
Tenor Giuseppe Filianoti hails from the southernmost tip of Italy (the 'toe' of the boot!) and has been singing his entire life. His operatic career has exploded and he can be heard in the lyric tenor repertoire in all the great opera houses of the...
Meeting Silvio: Baritone, David Adam Moore
Enjoy this interview with David Adam Moore who will sing the role of Silvio in San Diego Opera's production of Pagliacci opening January 25th. David's musical activities include an upcoming performance of the Schubert song cycle Die...
Voice Types of the Season: Basses and Baritones
In a continuation of our series on voice types in the 2014 Season, we focus on the basses and baritones with roles like Dr. Dulcamara, Don Quixote, Silvio, Tonio and Anckarstom. Listen to the differences between lyric voices and voices more suited to...
Music of the Season: A Masked Ball
Gershwin's famous Tin Pan Alley tune, "I've Got Rhythm" came to mind during the production of this podcast, because Verdi's A Masked Ball (Un ballo in maschera) is ALL about rhythm and how rhythmic choices help to hone in on the personalities and...
Meeting Amelia: Krassimira Stoyanova
Soprano Krassimira Stoyanova comes to San Diego Opera for the first time to sing the role of Amelia in Verdi'sA Masked Ball.Stoyanova has been receiving accolades for her singing all over the world, at all the great opera houses. In this interview...
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