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Arizona Opera: Behind the Scenes! A Podcast

Season 2, Episode 4: Meet the Lighting Designer (Gels, Gobos and Rouge Elephants!)
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 6:00pm

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.


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Episode Information:

Season 2, Episode 4: Meet the Lighting Designer (Gels, Gobos and Rouge Elephants!)

Release Date: January 24, 2022

Join Cassie & Kathleen as they meet Greg Hirsch, Arizona Opera’s Director of Production and Resident Lighting Designer. Find out what a Director of Production actually does and learn how in the hubris of youth, Greg became a Lighting Designer by buying a book. Discover what gels and gobos are, learn Greg’s favorite gel color and find out what a rouge elephant has to do with opera!