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LA Opera Podcasts: Behind the Curtain

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LA Opera Podcasts: Behind the Curtain
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Created in 1986 by a team of visionaries, LA Opera has become a leader in artistic innovation, while honoring the great historical legacy of opera. Through the powerful art form of opera, we celebrate the diversity and pioneering spirit of our great city.

Latest Episodes

All About "The Light in the Piazza": A Conversation with Grant Gershon and Gail Eichenthal

Listen-in on two superfans of Adam Guettel's "The Light in the Piazza" - LA Opera's Resident Conductor Grant Gershon and Classical KUSC's Gail Eichenthal - dish about composer Adam Guettel and his beautiful show.

26 MIN3 d ago
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All About "The Light in the Piazza": A Conversation with Grant Gershon and Gail Eichenthal

"The Light in the Piazza" Scene-By-Scene by Brian Stokes Mitchell

Brian Stokes Mitchell, who plays the role of Signor Naccarelli in LA Opera’s production of “The Light in the Piazza," takes us through a scene-by-scene description of the show. Follow along as American Margaret Johnson and her daughter Clara take in the wonder and awe of Florence during the summer of 1953. A fateful gust of wind whisks Clara’s hat into the hand of a local dreamer...and it's love at first sight. But Clara isn’t quite what she appears, and soon they must all confront a secret kept in the shadows for far too long. More info on LA Opera's production: https://www.laopera.org/performances/201920-season/the-light-in-the-piazza/

7 MIN1 w ago
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"The Light in the Piazza" Scene-By-Scene by Brian Stokes Mitchell

Behind the Curtain presents a conversation from "Hook, Push and Pray"

This episode of Behind the Curtain features a panel conversation produced and hosted by bass-baritone Nicholas Brownlee. Nick sings Colline in LA Opera’s current production of "La Bohème," and his career is taking off and taking him around the world. Including making his recent debut at the Metropolitan Opera. He also hosts a great, insiders' opera podcast called “Hook, Push, & Pray.” On September 17, Nick sat down with LA Opera’s Sebastian Paul and Marybell Musco President and CEO Christopher Koelsch, Senior Director for Artistic Programs Joshua Winograde, and renowned director Paul Curran, head of dramatic instruction for LA Opera’s young artists, in a wide and sometime wild conversation that includes some adult language. Thanks to Nick for letting us share the conversation and his podcast with you. If you would like to hear more of “Hook, Push & Pray,” visit his website: https://www.hookpushpray.com.

45 MIN2 w ago
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Behind the Curtain presents a conversation from "Hook, Push and Pray"

Dr Mitchell Morris: La Bohème‎, lyricism and the need for Art

La Bohème is a opera length love song to art, following your passion and creating a space for artists in an unforgiving world. Dr. Mitchell Morris, Professor of Musicology at UCLA, discusses the impact of French society and the cultural power of aristocracy on the origin of La Bohème, the artistic values and characteristics behind La Bohème, and guides us through an aural analysis of the music itself.

49 MIN3 w ago
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Dr Mitchell Morris: La Bohème‎, lyricism and the need for Art

Why La Bohème is a Perennial

Love, life, laughter(and of course, that glorious music) make La Bohème an all time favorite opera. Maestro James Conlon discusses the mastery of Puccini, Murger, and the new-to-LA production of Barrie Kosky's La Bohème in this Opera for Educators session recording. Learn what makes the music, characters, and story so memorable and everlasting, no matter what the setting.

34 MINSEP 18
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Why La Bohème is a Perennial

"La Bohème" Scene-By-Scene by Marina Costa-Jackson

Marina Costa-Jackson, who plays the role of Mimì in LA Opera’s production of “La Bohème," takes us through a scene-by-scene description of the opera. Follow the triumphs and toils of a band of struggling young artists as they search for love, life and laughter against impossible odds. More info on LA Opera's production: https://www.laopera.org/performances/201920-season/la-boheme/

5 MINSEP 13
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"La Bohème" Scene-By-Scene by Marina Costa-Jackson

Identity and Possibility of La Bohème and Opera

Andrea Fuentes, Associate Director of Programming, talks with Dr. Shana L Redmond, Professor of Musicology and African American Studies at UCLA, to discuss how Puccini’s La Bohème lends itself to be adapted to contemporary audiences through its timeless themes of love and sociopolitical change.

35 MINAUG 31
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Identity and Possibility of La Bohème and Opera

All About La Bohème: A Talk with Duff Murphy

Discover the untold history of how one of Puccini’s greatest operas, La Bohème, came to fruition. Through Puccini’s unique compositional style and creative synopsis, KUSC Opera Show host Duff Murphy discusses in a 2016 pre-show opera-talk how La Bohème captures the effervescent human experience of romance.

47 MINAUG 24
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All About La Bohème: A Talk with Duff Murphy

Opera Camp: Social Justice through Youth

A discussion about the ways students find they are able to make art, make friends, and make the world a better place through Opera Camp. LA Opera’s Youth Opera Camp invites students from all over Los Angeles to rehearse and perform an opera. Thanks to partners such as the LA Museum of the Holocaust and the LA Watts Labor Action Committee students also explore the social justice histories and themes that have inspired the operas being performed.

37 MINJUL 31
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Opera Camp: Social Justice through Youth

Indre Viskontas: The Science of Music's Effect on The Brain

Indre Viskontas, neuroscientist and operatic soprano, discusses the relationship between music and the brain.

46 MINJUL 17
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Indre Viskontas: The Science of Music's Effect on The Brain

Latest Episodes

All About "The Light in the Piazza": A Conversation with Grant Gershon and Gail Eichenthal

Listen-in on two superfans of Adam Guettel's "The Light in the Piazza" - LA Opera's Resident Conductor Grant Gershon and Classical KUSC's Gail Eichenthal - dish about composer Adam Guettel and his beautiful show.

26 MIN3 d ago
Comments
All About "The Light in the Piazza": A Conversation with Grant Gershon and Gail Eichenthal

"The Light in the Piazza" Scene-By-Scene by Brian Stokes Mitchell

Brian Stokes Mitchell, who plays the role of Signor Naccarelli in LA Opera’s production of “The Light in the Piazza," takes us through a scene-by-scene description of the show. Follow along as American Margaret Johnson and her daughter Clara take in the wonder and awe of Florence during the summer of 1953. A fateful gust of wind whisks Clara’s hat into the hand of a local dreamer...and it's love at first sight. But Clara isn’t quite what she appears, and soon they must all confront a secret kept in the shadows for far too long. More info on LA Opera's production: https://www.laopera.org/performances/201920-season/the-light-in-the-piazza/

7 MIN1 w ago
Comments
"The Light in the Piazza" Scene-By-Scene by Brian Stokes Mitchell

Behind the Curtain presents a conversation from "Hook, Push and Pray"

This episode of Behind the Curtain features a panel conversation produced and hosted by bass-baritone Nicholas Brownlee. Nick sings Colline in LA Opera’s current production of "La Bohème," and his career is taking off and taking him around the world. Including making his recent debut at the Metropolitan Opera. He also hosts a great, insiders' opera podcast called “Hook, Push, & Pray.” On September 17, Nick sat down with LA Opera’s Sebastian Paul and Marybell Musco President and CEO Christopher Koelsch, Senior Director for Artistic Programs Joshua Winograde, and renowned director Paul Curran, head of dramatic instruction for LA Opera’s young artists, in a wide and sometime wild conversation that includes some adult language. Thanks to Nick for letting us share the conversation and his podcast with you. If you would like to hear more of “Hook, Push & Pray,” visit his website: https://www.hookpushpray.com.

45 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Behind the Curtain presents a conversation from "Hook, Push and Pray"

Dr Mitchell Morris: La Bohème‎, lyricism and the need for Art

La Bohème is a opera length love song to art, following your passion and creating a space for artists in an unforgiving world. Dr. Mitchell Morris, Professor of Musicology at UCLA, discusses the impact of French society and the cultural power of aristocracy on the origin of La Bohème, the artistic values and characteristics behind La Bohème, and guides us through an aural analysis of the music itself.

49 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Dr Mitchell Morris: La Bohème‎, lyricism and the need for Art

Why La Bohème is a Perennial

Love, life, laughter(and of course, that glorious music) make La Bohème an all time favorite opera. Maestro James Conlon discusses the mastery of Puccini, Murger, and the new-to-LA production of Barrie Kosky's La Bohème in this Opera for Educators session recording. Learn what makes the music, characters, and story so memorable and everlasting, no matter what the setting.

34 MINSEP 18
Comments
Why La Bohème is a Perennial

"La Bohème" Scene-By-Scene by Marina Costa-Jackson

Marina Costa-Jackson, who plays the role of Mimì in LA Opera’s production of “La Bohème," takes us through a scene-by-scene description of the opera. Follow the triumphs and toils of a band of struggling young artists as they search for love, life and laughter against impossible odds. More info on LA Opera's production: https://www.laopera.org/performances/201920-season/la-boheme/

5 MINSEP 13
Comments
"La Bohème" Scene-By-Scene by Marina Costa-Jackson

Identity and Possibility of La Bohème and Opera

Andrea Fuentes, Associate Director of Programming, talks with Dr. Shana L Redmond, Professor of Musicology and African American Studies at UCLA, to discuss how Puccini’s La Bohème lends itself to be adapted to contemporary audiences through its timeless themes of love and sociopolitical change.

35 MINAUG 31
Comments
Identity and Possibility of La Bohème and Opera

All About La Bohème: A Talk with Duff Murphy

Discover the untold history of how one of Puccini’s greatest operas, La Bohème, came to fruition. Through Puccini’s unique compositional style and creative synopsis, KUSC Opera Show host Duff Murphy discusses in a 2016 pre-show opera-talk how La Bohème captures the effervescent human experience of romance.

47 MINAUG 24
Comments
All About La Bohème: A Talk with Duff Murphy

Opera Camp: Social Justice through Youth

A discussion about the ways students find they are able to make art, make friends, and make the world a better place through Opera Camp. LA Opera’s Youth Opera Camp invites students from all over Los Angeles to rehearse and perform an opera. Thanks to partners such as the LA Museum of the Holocaust and the LA Watts Labor Action Committee students also explore the social justice histories and themes that have inspired the operas being performed.

37 MINJUL 31
Comments
Opera Camp: Social Justice through Youth

Indre Viskontas: The Science of Music's Effect on The Brain

Indre Viskontas, neuroscientist and operatic soprano, discusses the relationship between music and the brain.

46 MINJUL 17
Comments
Indre Viskontas: The Science of Music's Effect on The Brain