The Art of Opera
By Victorian Opera
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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.
||CleanLots of laughs with Katarina Dalayman||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.||4 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscovering Parsifal: Part 2||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.||16 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscovering Parsifal: Part 1||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.||5 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn conversation with Caitlin Hulcup and Teddy Tahu Rhodes||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.||12 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLivestreaming Opera||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.||31 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking an opera||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.||25 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2018||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.||27 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSly as a Fox||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.||30 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrand Designs||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.||5 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking Fluent Maunder||Ahead of his next VO production Cunning Little Vixen, legendary Australian director Stuart Maunder reflects on a career in theatre.||25 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMusic and Mindfulness with Greta Bradman||From singing to psychology, Aussie soprano Greta Bradman reflects on a fascinating life on and off the stage.||4 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Ocean to Opera with Carlos Bárcenas||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.||11 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA World of Fantasy with Nancy Black||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.||22 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRunning Away with the Circus with Libby Hill||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.||26 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShining the light on The Pied Piper with Joseph Mercurio||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.||24 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBall Gowns & Glass Slippers with Candice MacAllister||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.||15 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFor the love of Lucia with Jessica Pratt||After performances in over 20 productions across the world, opera superstar Jessica Pratt brought her career-defining role home for her first Australian production of ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’. The coloratura soprano reflects on the role, life in Europe and going mad on stage.||27 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlood and Madness with Cameron Menzies||Cameron Menzies returns to Victorian Opera to direct Donizetti's bel canto masterpiece 'Lucia di Lammermoor'. In the production, he directs Jessica Pratt - the world's leading Lucia. Hear him discuss the opera, his connection to it and working with Pratt.||11 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood for thought with Dimity Shepherd||A familiar face, and voice, to Victorian Opera’s audiences, Dimity Shepherd returns for Banquet of Secrets.||17 2 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBaroque Soup with Phoebe Briggs||Explore ‘The Art of Opera’ in a behind the scenes glimpse with Victorian Opera’s podcast.||27 1 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
It opened my eyes to aspects of opera that I have not considered.
Thank you Vic Opera
Great insight to the wonderful word of opera.
Greta Bradman Ep 10
The podcast interview with Greta Bradman was terrific! Greta has some great advice for aspiring Opera singers. Thank you