San Diego Opera Podcast
Learn about opera and San Diego Opera's current season, hosted by Nicolas Reveles, The Geisel Director of Education and Outreach. Give us 15 minutes weekly, and we'll give you the operatic world! This podcast hosted by LibSyn.com
Britten, the composer of "Peter Grimes" which San Diego Opera will be producing in 2009,  was a crucial link to composers today who work in the English language.  Let's explore his contribution to the art.
Direct download: August_25_2008.mp3
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The Vocal Cadenza: Some Singers Just Want to Show Off! Besides defining just what a cadenza is, let's go a bit further and ask ourselves if there are dramatic or even emotional reasons for cadenzas, or are they just an opportunity for a singer to milk applause from the audience?
Direct download: August_18_2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:05am PDT

Massenet.  The French Puccini?

In my humble opinion, Massenet and Puccini are speaking essentially the same language and share a similar turn-of-the-century aesthetic.  Listen in and see if you agree!

Direct download: August_11_2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:58am PDT

Thematic Reminiscence: Come Again? Yes it's a formidable name, but it's one of the most easily recognizable techniques that composers use to pull their operas together.  Spend a few moments and let me give you some great examples from our 2009 season!
Direct download: August_4_2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:36am PDT