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Arizona Opera: Behind the Scenes! A Podcast

Join your hosts, Cassie Robel (The Director of Education and Community Engagement) and Kathleen Trott (The Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard Costume Artisan Workshop Manager) as they delve into all of the departments and peoples who work to create the operas you know and enjoy. Listen along as they have candid and entertaining conversations with Arizona Opera artisans about how staff members came to work for Arizona Opera, what the different jobs at Arizona Opera are, and even what makes an opera an opera.

 

Subscribe to Arizona Opera: Behind the Scenes! to stay connected to Arizona Opera while learning some surprising details about all the hundreds of people who work to make each performance happen.

    
 


Meet the Hosts!
 

Cassie Robel Director of Education & Community Engagement

Cassie Robel
Director of Education &
Community Engagement
 

Kathleen Trott The Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard Costume Artisan Workshop Manger

Kathleen Trott
The Marlu Allan and Scott
Stallard Costume Artisan
Workshop Manger


Episode Information:

 

Meet the Hosts!

Release Date: September 28, 2020

Meet Cassie Robel & Kathleen Trott as they introduce this podcast series. Learn if they are originally from Arizona and why they are hosting this podcast.

        
 

Episode 1: Meet the 2020/21 Arizona Opera Costume Apprentices (No Cheese for Karen)

Release Date: September 28, 2020

Join Cassie and Kathleen as they meet two of the 2020/21 Arizona Opera Costume Apprentices. Learn what an apprentice is, where they went to school, and why they want to be involved with Arizona Opera; get a “sneak peek” into some of the costume details for the upcoming The Copper Queen film; and learn if there is indeed, no cheese for Karen.

         
 

Episode 2: Meet the Scene shop (when set pieces fly)

Release Date: October 26, 2020

Join Cassie and Kathleen as they meet two of the members of the Arizona Opera Scenic Shop. Learn what a Technical Director actually is; what it means when set pieces "fly;" get insight into the magic of scenery changes during a performance; and learn who "tied down all those road boxes!"

        
 

 

Episode 3: Meet the Studio Artists, Part I (Piano Robots)

Release Date: November 30, 2020

Join Cassie & Kathleen as they chat with two of the 2020/21 Marion Roose Pullin Studio Artists. Learn just how much the studio pianist does in a season, find out what a “pants role” is, discover why a good accompanist isn’t just a piano robot, and find out more about the inner workings of an opera’s rehearsal process.

 

Episode 4:

Release Date: December 28, 2020

More information coming soon!

 

Episode 5:

Release Date: January 25, 2021

More information coming soon!

 

Episode 6:

Release Date: February 22, 2021

More information coming soon!

 

Episode 7:

Release Date: March 22, 2021

More information coming soon!

 

Episode 8:

Release Date: April 26, 2021

More information coming soon!

 

Episode 9:

Release Date: May 24, 2021

More information coming soon!

 


Arizona Opera is deeply grateful to our 2020/21 Reimagined Season Lead Digital Sponsors, Ron and Kay McDougall
 
Lead Digital Sponsorship of the Connection Lab provided by Ron and Kay McDougall. Additional sponsorship is made possible, in part, by the Arizona Community Foundation and Manley Films.
 
To learn more about the programs that are part of Arizona Opera NextGen, please visit azopera.org/nextgen. Arizona Opera’s NextGen programs are made possible through the support of: Karen Fruen, Roma Wittcoff, Jeannette J. Segel, Valentine Family Foundation, APS, and Jody Pelusi
 
Arizona Opera’s Department of Education and Community Engagement programs are made possible through the support of: Karen Fruen, The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation, Dr. Rex Brewster, Invest in Kids Charitable Gift Fund, The Moreno Family Foundation, The Arizona Republic, Fillman Gorin Fund held at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, The City of Peoria, and Desert Diamond Casino West Valley