Vancouver Opera Offstage

By Vancouver Opera

Vancouver Opera Offstage is an audio podcast with host Les Dala, chorus director and associate conductor with Vancouver Opera. Join Les every other Wednesday for this podcast as he chats with opera experts, artists, Vancouver Opera staff and others to explore the world of opera on and off the stage. This podcast offers an insider’s glimpse into the artistry, experiences, and perspectives of the talent involved in taking breathtaking opera productions from the page to the stage. For more information and to access each episode's special features such as guest Spotify lists, visit vancouveropera.ca . Continue the conversation on social media with hashtag #VOffstage.

  1. 1.
    Episode 27 | Behind the Camera Lens on the Digital Season with Mike Southworth
    31:35
  2. 2.
    Episode 26 | Up Close and Personal about Carmen with stage director Brenna Corner
    35:20
  3. 3.
    Episode 25 | The Music Shop Pre-Show, with Composer & Librettist Richard Wargo
    42:18
  4. 4.
    Episode 24 | Bringing it home with prolific Canadian Stage Director Michael Cavanagh, Artistic Director of the Royal Swedish Opera
    49:02
  5. 5.
    Episode 23 | A Storied Career with Canadian baritone Brett Polegato
    37:24
  6. 6.
    Episode 22 | A Holiday Treat for our Listeners!
    1:05:17
  7. 7.
    Episode 21 | Special Guests from Vancouver Opera's Amahl and the Night Visitors
    29:19
  8. 8.
    Episode 20 | Adventures in Stage Management: Behind the Scenes with Theresa Tsang & Marijka Asbeek Brusse
    46:20
  1. 9.
    Episode 19 | Highlights of two decades with former VO General Director Jim Wright
    46:46
  2. 10.
    Episode 18 | An inspirational journey with mezzo-soprano and star of La Voix humaine, Mirelle Lebel
    30:50
  3. 11.
    Episode 17 | Singing with the Greats with Tenor and UBC Voice and Opera Professor J. Patrick Raftery
    47:20
  4. 12.
    Episode 16 | Introductions from the 2020-2021 Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists!
    31:51
  5. 13.
    Episode 15 | Transforming adversity to creative inspiration with The Kettle Society and the Can You Hear Me? Project's Lesley Sutherland, Jerry LaFaery, and Coreen Douglas
    32:27
  6. 14.
    Episode 14 | Sharing the love of performance with Hungarian-Canadian mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó
    31:31
  7. 15.
    Episode 13 | Keeping pace with internationally respected conductor and former VO Music Director David Agler
    27:58
  8. 16.
    Episode 12 | Imagining the future for opera with soprano and multidisciplinary performer Teiya Kasahara & tenor Asitha Tennekoon, co-founders of Amplified Opera
    44:12
  9. 17.
    Episode 11 | Shaping the voices of tomorrow with UBC Opera's legendary Nancy Hermiston
    51:33
  10. 18.
    Episode 10 | Canadian Visions with Tapestry Opera's Michael Hidetoshi Mori and First Nations mezzo-soprano Marion Newman of Amplified Opera
    46:23
  11. 19.
    Episode 9 | Coaches in Conversation: Demystifying the role of the répétiteur with Kinza Tyrrell and Tina Chang
    49:23
  12. 20.
    Episode 8 | From the Countertenor to Executive Director: Matthew White of Early Music Vancouver
    37:04
  13. 21.
    Episode 7 | Breaking barriers in the digital world with Vancouver Island's own Rachel Fenlon
    28:32
  14. 22.
    Episode 6 | In the spotlight with Vancouver-born lyric soprano Simone Osborne
    50:32
  15. 23.
    Episode 5 | Perspectives on performance with Canadian bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch
    38:52
  16. 24.
    Episode 4 | Sharing stories from legendary Canadian mezzo-soprano Judith Forst
    34:26
  17. 25.
    Episode 3 | A Chat with Canadian Stage Director Rachel Peake | On her process and vision as a director from theatre to opera
    28:57
  18. 26.
    Episode 2 | Catching up with Jonathan Darlington, Music Director Emeritus of Vancouver Opera
    31:17
  19. 27.
    Episode 1 | An Interview with Tom Wright, General Director of Vancouver Opera
    40:24
  20. 28.
    Episode 0 | Welcome to Vancouver Opera Offstage!
    1:39

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