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Head behind the scenes into the the world of Victorian Opera. Join conductors, directors, designers and singers as they share stories about bringing an opera to the stage.

Head behind the scenes into the the world of Victorian Opera. Join conductors, directors, designers and singers as they share stories about bringing an opera to the stage.
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Australia

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Head behind the scenes into the the world of Victorian Opera. Join conductors, directors, designers and singers as they share stories about bringing an opera to the stage.

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English

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0390086161


Episodes

Side by side: Nancye Hayes and Verity Hunt-Ballard

8/1/2019
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Come backstage into Nancye Hayes’ dressing room for a very special podcast recorded with the grand dame of theatre and fellow musical star Verity Hunt-Ballard during the run of Victorian Opera’s acclaimed production of A Little Night Music. Hear them reflect on their extraordinary careers, advice for younger performers, and their own special friendship.

Duration:00:37:35

Ali McGregor Sends in the Clowns

6/21/2019
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Soprano Ali McGregor has enjoyed a brilliantly eclectic career across opera, cabaret, comedy, and circus. She now prepares to ‘Send in the Clowns’ with one of the most iconic roles for women, Desirée Armfeldt, in Victorian Opera’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s ‘A Little Night Music’.

Duration:00:26:51

The difference between Opera and Musicals

5/9/2019
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We’re asking the big question in our latest podcast: what’s the difference between opera and musicals? We’ve invited the experts to share their thoughts and opinions ahead of Victorian Opera’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music.

Duration:00:23:05

Opera and Society: Intrigue, Mayhem and Mischief throughout the Ages

4/3/2019
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In this special podcast, Victorian Opera’s Artistic Director Richard Mills is joined in conversation by guest host Phillip Sametz to discuss the social history of opera, from its early days in Italy through 19th century Paris to the present day. Recorded live in Victorian Opera’s Hemstritch Studio at Horti Hall as part of the Richard Mills' Talks Series.

Duration:00:48:16

Lots of laughs with Katarina Dalayman

2/5/2019
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Our latest podcast is full of laughter and jokes with guest Katarina Dalayman. The celebrated Swedish soprano reflects on her life on the road, love of Wagner and advice for young singers. Having sung Kundry in Parsifal at the Met and Paris Opera, she returns to one of her favourite roles in Victorian Opera’s upcoming production. Recording courtesy of ABC Classic and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Markus Stenz at Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall.

Duration:00:22:18

Discovering Parsifal: Part 2

1/16/2019
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Our latest podcast delves into Wagner's world of knights, sorcerers and the Holy Grail. The Art of Opera invited Wagnerian expert Dr Peter Bassett for a fascinating two-part conversation about Parsifal. In Part 2, learn about the scale of staging a Wagnerian opera, the challenges of singing his music, and more about the composer himself. Recording courtesy of ABC Classic and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Markus Stenz at Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall.

Duration:00:20:23

Discovering Parsifal: Part 1

12/6/2018
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Our latest podcast delves into Wagner's world of knights, sorcerers and the Holy Grail. The Art of Opera invited Wagnerian expert Dr Peter Bassett for a fascinating two-part conversation about Parsifal. In Part One, learn about the key themes, what makes this opera unique, and its ongoing influence.

Duration:00:17:26

In conversation with Caitlin Hulcup and Teddy Tahu Rhodes

9/13/2018
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We speak to Caitlin Hulcup and Teddy Tahu Rhodes, two of the stars of Victorian Opera’s concert of Bellini masterwork The Capulets and the Montagues. The internationally acclaimed opera singers reflect on their upbringings, careers, and love of music.

Duration:00:28:07

Livestreaming Opera

5/31/2018
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From a full concert livestream of Bellini's La Sonnambula to an interactive preview of new operas in development and a world-leading education program, Victorian Opera is experimenting with new ways to experience opera. Learn more about the technology behind livestreaming and why it is an important part of the future of opera.

Duration:00:23:21

Making an opera

1/25/2018
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The process of creating a new opera begins years before a work has its premiere. Sometimes it’s a miracle that it even makes it to the stage. From the initial idea to opening night, discover the steps in making an opera.

Duration:00:22:51

Season 2018

9/27/2017
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From roaring adventure to seductive siren songs, family classics to never-ending fun, Victorian Opera has launched its Season 2018 Encounters. Artistic Director Richard Mills discusses programming the season ahead.

Duration:00:27:38

Sly as a Fox

6/30/2017
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One of Australia’s best loved sopranos, Antoinette Halloran, talks longevity, maintaining a career in the arts and reflects on her long association with Victorian Opera.

Duration:00:16:09

Grand Designs

6/5/2017
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Set designer Richard Roberts is prolific and has designed 160 productions across his 40 year career. He looks back on his favourites, designing his house and creating the set for Cunning Little Vixen.

Duration:00:20:37

Speaking Fluent Maunder

5/25/2017
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Ahead of his next VO production Cunning Little Vixen, legendary Australian director Stuart Maunder reflects on a career in theatre.

Duration:00:24:36

Music and Mindfulness with Greta Bradman

5/4/2017
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From singing to psychology, Aussie soprano Greta Bradman reflects on a fascinating life on and off the stage.

Duration:00:24:19

From Ocean to Opera with Carlos Bárcenas

4/11/2017
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Colombian tenor Carlos Bárcenas began his opera journey a little differently. From marine biology to the big stage, Carlos reflects on his love of singing ahead of La Sonnambula.

Duration:00:13:01

A World of Fantasy with Nancy Black

2/23/2017
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Enter a world of fantasy with director Nancy Black as she discusses Respighi’s The Sleeping Beauty. Victorian Opera’s new production features 27 life-sized puppets operated by a brilliantly talented cast of singers and puppeteers. Listen to find out more.

Duration:00:16:18

Running Away with the Circus with Libby Hill

8/26/2016
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Opera and circus collide in Victorian Opera’s latest production ‘Laughter and Tears’. Executive Producer Libby Hill discusses the joys and challenges of this fusion of art forms and what she learnt from this collaboration with Circus Oz.

Duration:00:15:38

Shining the light on The Pied Piper with Joseph Mercurio

7/24/2016
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Lighting designer Joseph Mercurio returns to Victorian Opera to light kooky new community opera ‘The Pied Piper’. He chats about approaching a production, why to arrive early and his passion for theatre.

Duration:00:17:41

Ball Gowns & Glass Slippers with Candice MacAllister

6/15/2016
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Emerging set and costume designer Candice MacCallister is living in Fairyland as she creates Victorian Opera’s enchanting family production of ‘Cinderella’. She discusses glass slippers, mirror balls and magic on stage.

Duration:00:17:18