Friday, January 23, 2015

Podcast - BOHEME director Isabella Bywater

Isabella Bywater, a set and costume designer from the UK, is the director of San Diego Opera's production of Puccini's La boheme. In this fascinating, in-depth interview, she talks about her mentor Jonathan Miller (the original director of this particular production) and about her approach to both design and stage direction. This is a wonderful conversation with Education Director Nicolas Reveles and will be a great introduction to this wonderful production, never before seen in San Diego.


LA BOHEME by Eric Shanower

A new season, new leadership, and new board of directors, well, at least some things stay the same. Wednesday's rehearsal of La boheme brought our official unofficial cartoonist back to San Diego Opera to live sketch the opera. Eric Shanower was the artist that started Comic Artist Night at the Opera a few years back and he was back this week in full form. You can see some of his sketches below.

Eric is still writing Age of Bronze, his comic book series that tells the complete story of the Trojan War, published by Image Comics. Currently being puclished by IDW also is a four-issue comic book series that he wrote, Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland with artwork by Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also currently re-packaging his Oz graphic novels in oversize volumes as Adventures in Oz. Forthcoming in September 2015 from HarperCollins is his short comics story "Love Packs Heat" in the anthology Taking Aim: Power and Pain, Teens and Guns edited by Michael Cart. Also coming in fall 2015 from Dover Publications is a new printing of his illustrated children's book The Giant Garden of Oz.

He's a busy guy. You can keep with Eric at his website www.EricShanower.com.

All artwork © copyright 2015 by Eric Shanower. All rights reserved 





 

Podcast - An Interview with Harold Meers (Rodolfo in LA BOHEME)

Debut artist Harold Meers talks about his background, his experience with the role or Rodolfo and roles he sees for himself in the future in an interview with Nicolas Reveles.

Podcast - An Interview with Alyson Cambridge (Mimi in LA BOHEME)

As we look forward to opening night of La boheme, let's hear a few words from our Mimi, soprano Alyson Cambridge, in an interview conducted by our Director of Education and Community Engagement, Nicolas Reveles.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

San Diego Opera Podcast - Karen Keltner and the Music of La Boheme

Rehearsals for our first opera of the season are underway! In this podcast Dr. Nic sits down with conductor Karen Keltner to talk about the music of La boheme.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Podcast - Greeting the 2015 Season

Dr. Nic Reveles takes a look at San Diego Opera's upcoming season, The Company's 50th in this podcast.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Podcast - Happy New Year

Nicolas Reveles, Director of Education and Community Engagement for San Diego Opera, looks forward to the 50th Anniversary Season with a 'thank you' to all of our supporters over the past year.



Monday, October 27, 2014

Podcast - Is Composer John Adams A Mininalist?

Composer John Adams is universally acknowledged as one of the great opera composers of our time. We're tremendously excited to be producing his work Nixon In China (1987) in our Fiftieth Anniversary Season in March, 2015. Let's take a look and a listen to his musical style: is he a minimalist in the tradition of composers like Philip Glass and Steve Reich? Nicolas Reveles asks the questions, and perhaps has a few answers for you!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Podcast - The Ladies of the 2015 Season

The 2015 Season is a great opera season for strong female roles. Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Musetta in La boheme, and Madame Mao in Nixon in China all fit that description: strong characters, bold music! Dr. Nic spends a little time with these three women in today's podcast.




Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Podcast - DON GIOVANNI: A Dangerous Opera

Mozart and his poet-librettist Lorenzo DaPonte created a true masterwork in Don Giovanni, the story of a libertine nobleman and his constant need to seduce and abandon every woman he meets. A sordid story, sure, but filled with incredible music and drama. Dr. Nicolas Reveles lets you in on a few operatic secrets!