In this edition of In Tune with Opera Philadelphia, host Michael Bolton provides prepares listeners for the World Premiere of composer Daniel Schnyder and librettist Bridgette A. Wimberly’s CHARLIE PARKER'S YARDBIRD, a commission by Opera Philadelphia as part of its American Repertoire Program. The podcast includes a brief bio of the historic Charlie Parker, reviews the opera’s plot, and shares interviews about the creation of the piece with Daniel Schnyder and conversations with Lawrence Brownlee, Angela Brown, Tamara Mumford, and Will Liverman, about working together and discovering their characters.
Opera Philadelphia’s Michael Bolton hosts this podcast on the Opera’s upcoming production of Verdi’s masterpiece. In this edition, he discusses the creation of DON CARLO, the fascinating Spanish family dramatized in the opera,plot synopsis and musical highlights, plus a several insights into the opera with famed bass-baritone Eric Owens, who stars as King Philip II in the production.
For this podcast, Opera Philadelphia's Michael Bolton shares information about ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, a co-presentation with the Curtis Institute of Music and Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, which has performances from March 4-8, 2015. In addition to sharing a few audio excerpts, he interviews director Chas Rader-Shieber about work's juxtaposition of high and low art forms.
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 explores the opera's synopsis for patrons preparing to attend the opera during its performances from February 6-15, 2015 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia.
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.