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Arizona Opera: Behind the Scenes! A Podcast

Season 3, Episode 3
Monday, November 28, 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 3: Meet the Set Designer (Marinated in Research with a Sprinkle of Surprise)

Release Date: November 28, 2022

Join Cassie & Kathleen as they meet Jefferson Ridenour, the Set Designer for Ariadne auf Naxos. Learn what a Scenery Designer does and how they communicate their designs to the Scenic Shop. Find out how Jefferson came to Arizona Opera - it truly is a small opera world - and get a sneak peek into what a Set Designer does during a pandemic. Join us as we find out exactly how marinated in research Jefferson actually is and listen in to discover if he gives up the secret of the “Sprinkle of Surprise” in Ariadne auf Naxos.