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In Tune with Opera Philadelphia
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January 13, 2015 07:43 AM PST

Opera Philadelphia celebrates the East Coast Premiere of Theodore Morrison and John Cox’s OSCAR, which explores the trial and incarceration of Oscar Wilde. For this podcast, host Michael Bolton, Opera Philadelphia’s Vice President of Community Programs, shares information about the opera’s creation, Oscar Wilde’s history, and more, with brief interview segments with composer Theodore Morrison and David Daniels, who stars in the title role. Oscar is a co-commission between Opera Philadelphia and The Santa Fe Opera and is part of Opera Philadelphia’s American Repertoire Program, a commitment to produce one new American work every season for a decade.

February 06, 2014 06:31 AM PST

Opera Philadelphia’s Michael Bolton provides a brief insight into the company’s production of Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar with information about Federico Garcia Lorca, the plot, musical style, and more.

February 05, 2013 02:34 PM PST

For those attending the East Coast premiere of Silent Night during its February 8-17th performances at the Academy of Music, In Tune host Michael Bolton reviews the major characters who make up the French, German and Scottish contingents in the opera and outlines the opera’s plot in a synopsis.

February 07, 2013 02:09 PM PST

Soprano Kelly Kaduce returns to Philadelphia as Anna Sorenson, the Danish soprano who will stop at nothing to ensure the safety of her beloved Nikolaus Sprink. No stranger to contemporary works and new operas, Ms. Kaduce talks about Anna’s strength of character as well as the glories of Kevin Puts’ lush and tuneful score. The Opera’s Michael Bolton hosts.

For tickets and more information on Silent Night, visit

February 07, 2013 04:00 AM PST

For this edition of In Tune, host Michael Bolton speaks to tenor William Burden, who stars in Silent Night as Nikolaus Sprink, an operatic tenor turned soldier inspires a moment of peace through the sound of his voice and the power of music. Mr. Burden talks about the thrill of creating a new opera and losing himself in his characterizations.

For tickets and more information on Silent Night, visit

January 10, 2013 09:28 AM PST

For this edition of In Tune, co-hosts Michael Bolton and Maren Montalbano interview one of Philadelphia’s favorite baritones, Troy Cook, who stars in the February production of Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell’s Pulitzer Prize winning opera, Silent Night. Mr. Cook talks about his role in the opera as Father Palmer, a role he created at the world premiere of the opera and reprises in Philadelphia, and this fascinating and beautiful new work.

April 06, 2012 12:53 PM PDT

The "material girl" at the heart of Abbé Prévost's novella, Manon Lescaut, is one of literature's most charming yet enigmatic heroines. She has inspired no less than 4 operas, 2 ballets, films and more - including Giacomo Puccini's first major success.

In Tune with the Opera Company of Philadelphia
, hosted by Michael Bolton and Maren Montalbano, takes a look at Puccini's lush romantic score in preparation for OCP's April 2012 production of the opera.

These performances at the Academy of Music mark the first professional Philadelphia performances of the opera in 25 years and stars 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition Winner Michelle Johnson, Thiago Arancam, Troy Cook and Daniel Mobbs.

Musical excerpts on the podcast are provided by Allegro Music Group on the Opera d'Oro label, catalogue number 1428.  This complete recording can be purchased online at

March 09, 2012 08:40 AM PST

For those who find themselves in the company of poet Gregor Mittenhofer, the results may be as dramatic as the deadly snowstorm that swirls around the mountain inn where they find themselves. Hans Werner Henze, considered to be one of the foremost composers of our time, brings us this powerful and acclaimed opera.
Listen to In Tune with the Opera Company of Philadelphia to find out more this upcoming production, part of OCP's Aurora Series for Chamber Opera at the Perelman Theater. A Philadelphia-area Henze enthusiast takes us through this 1961 masterpiece, reviews the genesis of the opera, and provides a musical guide. This podcast is hosted by OCP's Michael Bolton.
These performances mark the Philadelphia Premiere of the work, which has not been performed in the U.S. for nearly 20 years. Elegy for Young Lovers is produced in association with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Curtis Opera Theatre, and Kimmel Center Presents.

February 28, 2012 09:43 AM PST

Listen in for a preview of OCP's February production of Mozart's comic gem, including interviews with OCP Artistic Director Robert B. Driver, soprano Elizabeth Reiter, musical excerpts, plot synopsis and more.

November 29, 2011 06:36 AM PST

The Opera Company of Philadelphia will host the local premieres of two exciting new American operas over the next several months: Nico Muhly and Stephen Karam's Dark Sisters and Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell's Silent Night. Both operas had their world premiere in November 2011. Podcast hosts Michael Bolton and Maren Montalbano talk with two Philadelphia favorites, soprano Jennifer Check (Almera in Dark Sisters) and baritone Troy Cook (Father Palmer in Silent Night) about these operas and their experience working with the amazingly gifted creators of these operas.

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