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What is Opera, Anyway?

English, Arts, 4 seasons, 27 episodes, 19 hours, 31 minutes
Our podcast is designed for lifelong learners who are interested in learning more about opera! Through diverse programming, listeners will learn many ways to answer the question: "what is opera, anyway?". Our podcast is supported in part by a grant from the Andover Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. Support this podcast:
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A Conversation with Tim Long

 Timothy Long is a conductor, pianist, and composer and is currently on the faculty at the Eastman School of Music. In this conversation, Tim Long and Malinda Wagstaff discuss mental health for performers, the work of a conductor and artistic director, Tim's work supporting Indigenous artists and stories, and more. --- Support this podcast:
12/6/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 2 seconds
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A Conversation with Micah Gleason

This episode features a conversation between Malinda Wagstaff and Micah Gleason. Micah is a conductor, singer, and chamber musician. Micah shared her classical music origins and how she approaches all art from an interdisciplinary lens. Micah talks about projects that are meaningful to her and how to create meaning in opera when working with other artists. *We apologize for the occasional microphone distortion in this episode* --- Support this podcast:
10/25/202342 minutes, 50 seconds
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A Conversation with Nina Yoshida Nelsen

This episode features host Malinda Wagstaff speaking with Nina Yoshida Nelsen. Nina Yoshida Nelsen is a mezzo-soprano who has been captivating audiences across North America and Europe. She has been praised for her portrayals of Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Mama in “An American Dream,” and Fricka in “Die Walküre,” just to name a few. In addition to her exceptional performance resume, Nina is the board president and co-founder of the Asian Opera Alliance.  In this discussion, Malinda and Nina talk about Nina’s career, the mission of the Asian Opera Alliance, motherhood in singing, and more. Asian Opera Alliance Resources: --- Support this podcast:
9/13/202356 minutes, 17 seconds
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Introducing: What is Opera, Anyway?

What is Opera, Anyway? Is a podcast designed for lifelong learners who are interested in learning more about opera! In this trailer episode, our host, Josh Lau, explains who we are and what this podcast will be about.  This free offering is made possible by generous donors – thank you! --- Support this podcast:
2/17/20213 minutes, 38 seconds