Words First: Talking Text in Opera
Words First: Talking Text in Opera is an English-speaking podcast specialized in the field of classical music and opera. As such, Words First: Talking Text in Opera is a podcast selected by soclassiq, like Toledo SymphonyLab or The Mind Over Finger Podcast and many others. The oldest episode indexed by soclassiq is dated 2020-06-27. Since then, a total of 25 episodes have been recorded and broadcast by Words First: Talking Text in Opera.
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With 6 articles published in the last 90 days, Words First: Talking Text in Opera is currently a not very active podcast. "Not very active" does not mean that Words First: Talking Text in Opera is less interesting than another more prolific source. Each media follows a specific editorial line, recording and broadcasting according to its own rhythm.
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The last episode in Words First: Talking Text in Opera, "Richard Thomas, Eva Maria Westbroek, and the Allure of Anna Nicole", is dated 2021-01-18. By 2020, this podcast had published 22 episodes.
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Duration (h:m:s): 1:01:34
This episode begins with a short interview with Dutch soprano, Eva Maria Westbroek (ici She and Keturah talk about Eva’s creation of the title role in Mark Anthony Turnage (ici and Richard Thomas’ (ici opera, Anna Nicole, which premiered at Covent Garden in 2011.the second part of the episode is an …
Duration (h:m:s): 56:38
We start out this episode with a short quip from Mezzo-soprano, Emily Fons, talking about not waiting for the ideal moment to create. (ici is a brief interview with San Francisco based conductor and prompter, Robert Mollicone (ici We discuss the ending of Offenbach and Barbier’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, and how it relates to …
Duration (h:m:s): 28:22
Keturah starts her Second Season talking to a myriad of singers, conductors, and directors about how opera text affects them.Sound bites from: Joseph Mechavich ici Stephen Costello ici Karen Kamensek ici Daniel Kramer ici Alexandra Deshorties ici Emily Fons ici Frederica …
Duration (h:m:s): 56:10
Keturah speaks with English director, librettist, and composer, Anna Pool. They discuss her love of musical theater, her work with devised work, puppetry, and multi-sensory work, and how the commissioning process could be more open.
Duration (h:m:s): 40:30
In the season 1 finale, Keturah speaks with Canadian playwright and librettist, Anna Chatterton about her operas Stitch, and Sweat (about the garment industry), Crush, and Swoon (Da Ponte/Mozart adaptations), and Rocking Horse Winner, as well as surviving as an artist during Covid19, and the joys of adapting work for the stage.
Duration (h:m:s): 46:46
Keturah talks about her work on San Diego Opera’s reimagined La Bohéme, and how the circumstances surrounding Covid 19 forced her and the singers to look at the piece in a completely different way. She also interviews librettist, Jerre Dye, about his life in Chicago, his work with Frances Pollock at Chautauqua, and working with Zachary Redler, Kamala Sankaram, and …
Duration (h:m:s): 50:36
Keturah speaks with librettist and journalist David Cote, about his works, including Blind Injustice, Three Way, the Scarlet Ibis, and Invitation to a Die-In. They also discuss the hardships of getting work produced, and how this differs in the opera world and theater world.
Duration (h:m:s): 36:54
Keturah speaks with composer, librettist, and double bassist, Emily Koh about her upcoming opera, Her: Alive/Un/Dead, and writing words AS music.
Duration (h:m:s): 40:22
Keturah speaks with librettist and teacher, Jessica Murphy Moo. They discuss her two operas, Earth to Kenzie and An American Dream, the pitfalls and joys of writing a children’s opera, how composer Frances Pollock convinced her to rhyme, and the differences between teaching fiction writing and libretto writing.
Duration (h:m:s): 36:32
In this second BONUS episode, Keturah speaks with librettist, Matt Boresi, about The Decameron Opera Coalition, which was put together by him and composer, Peter Hilliard. Joining Boresi are three librettists from the coalition, John de los Santos, Gilda Lyons, and Deborah Brevoort. They discuss their roles in the upcoming serial piece “Tales From A Safe Distance,” and how people …