San Diego Opera Podcast
Let's Talk About Madama Butterfly07/12/15
The tale of Giacomo Puccini's operatic journey continues withMadama Butterflywhich followedTosca. Your host Nic Reveles talks about the things that the two operas share, Puccini's 'signatures' as a composer, as well as some of the things that make...
Let's Talk About Tosca
In this episode we listen to how Puccini "gets to the point", that there's no needless prelude or overture, that we always get right to the action when it comes to his operas, especiallyTosca.Which is odd, because the Sardou play,La Tosca, upon which...
The Operas of 2016
In the first podcast of the season, Director of Community Engagement Nicolas Reveles takes an overall look at the operas coming up:Tosca, Madama ButterflyandGreat Scott.We've got a lot to look forward to!
Meet the Director: James Robinson
Stage Director James Robinson makes his debut with San Diego Opera as the director of John Adams'Nixon in China. Robinson originated this production, created for Opera Theatre St. Louis, in 2004. Listen to him in this interview with Nicolas Reveles,...
Meet the Maestro: Joseph Mechavich
Conductor Joseph Mechavich debuted with San Diego Opera by conducting Jake Heggie'sMoby Dicka couple of seasons back. He's returned to lead John Adams'Nixon in China.In this interview with Education Director Nicolas Reveles he talks about the score as...
Meeting Pat Nixon: Soprano, Maria Kanyova
Portraying the role of Pat Nixon in John Adams' operaNixon in China is soprano Maria Kanyova. She's sung the role many times in her career and takes time during this interview with Nicolas Reveles to talk about the role, the music and the dramatic...
Meeting Nixon: Baritone Franco Pomponi
John Adams' brilliant operaNixon in Chinais now in production here at San Diego Opera! Rehearsals began this past Tuesday and everything is going really well. Watch as Nicolas Reveles interviews the man in the title role, baritone Franco Pomponi, who...
Meet the Maestro: Daniele Callegari
In this episode of the San Diego Opera Podcast, Nicolas Reveles interviews our maestro for Mozart'sDon Giovanni,Daniele Callegari. He was last with us for our production ofAidaa couple of seasons back. Enjoy this reunion with a wonderful conductor!
Meeting Don Giovanni: Ildebrando D'Arcangelo
Baritone Ildebrando D'Arcangelo is the "go to" singer for the role of Don Giovanni these days and has sung the role to great acclaim throughout the world. Here in San Diego for his company debut, he speaks with Education Director Nicolas Reveles about...
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...
An Interview with Harold Meers
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.
An Interview with Alyson Cambridge
As we look forward to opening night ofLa boheme,let's hear a few words from our Mimi, soprano Alyson Cambridge, in an interview conducted by our Director of Education and Community Engagement, Nicolas Reveles.
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...
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.
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.
Is John Adams a Minimalist?
Composer John Adams is universally acknowledged as one of the great opera composers of our time. We're tremendously excited to be producing his workNixon In China(1987) in our Fiftieth Anniversary Season in March, 2015. Let's take a look and a listen...
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...
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...
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,...
Nixon in China: An Opera About Contrasts
Welcome to the first podcast of San Diego Opera's 2015 Season! Let's begin with a introduction to John Adams' brilliant opera,Nixon in China which premiered at Houston Opera in 1987. In this podcast, Nicolas Reveles (Director of Education and...
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