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Arizona Opera: Behind the Scenes! A Podcast

Season 3, Episode 4
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 - 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 4: Meet the Lighting Supervisor (Bringing the Story to Life with Light)

Release Date: April 25, 2023

Join Cassie & Kathleen as they meet Bradley Taylor, Arizona Opera’s Lighting Supervisor and Assistant Lighting Designer. Learn how the lightening department brings our shows to life through color and foot candles, and learn what a foot candle is. Find out how Bradley came from a third grade Mr. Bundles in Annie Jr, through Disney pyrotechnics, all the way to Arizona Opera. Find out Bradley’s dream theatre projects and learn why spicy snakes would be Bradley’s nightmare!