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Arizona Opera: Behind the Scenes! A Podcast

Season 3, Episode 1
Monday, September 26, 2022 - 6:00pm

Join your hosts, Cassie Hollerbach (The Director of Education) 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 3, Episode 1: Welcome Back with the General Director (The Anti-Celery Illuminati…the Anti-Cellerati?!?)

Release Date: September 26, 2022

Join Cassie & Kathleen as they talk with Arizona Opera’s President and General Director, Joseph Specter. Learn why Joe and his family love living in Phoenix; recap how he came to be the President and General Director for Arizona Opera, and join us as Joe gives us an exciting preview into the 2022/23 Arizona Opera season. Find out why Jiu-Jitsu will always be a part of Joe’s dream opera season and learn if there is an Anti-Celery Illuminati and if Joe is indeed a member.