Opera Chats Podcast
On our first season of Opera Chats with Chautauqua Opera, General and Artistic Director, Steven Osgood will be joined by alumni from the Chautauqua Opera Company’s celebrated young artist program and Chautauqua’s celebrated Opera Conservatory, formerly known as the School of Voice, led by Marlena Malas. Join us in our new Artist Spotlight series, discussing current trends in opera, new works, and an in-depth look at how they have built their careers- before, during, and after their time at Chautauqua. We will also spotlight the creative teams behind our 2022 season!
Here, you can find our most recent episodes as well as photos from our guests that may have been mentioned throughout the episodes!
Special Thanks to Frances Pollock (Composer-in-Residence 2020/2021) and Jasmine Barnes (Composer Fellow 2021) for their 2021 Chautauqua Opera Fanfares, performed by 2021 Young Artists Michael Colman, Jared V. Esguerra, Yazid Gray, Kelly Guerra, and Chasiti Lashay.
S1: EP4 Sarah Ina Meyers and Tosca
May 30 2022
Chautauqua Opera was set to produce Puccini’s Tosca in the Summer of 2020. In this episode, we travel back in time to the Spring of 2020, right before the worldwide shutdowns due to COVID. We are excited to bring this production to Norton Hall, as we return for the 2022 season. Please enjoy this spotlight on Sarah Ina Meyers, stage director for Chautauqua Opera’s TOSCA.
S1: EP3 Brandon Cedel- Artist Spotlight & Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro with Opera Philadelphia
May 16, 2022
Join General and Artistic Director Steven Osgood and bass-baritone Brandon Cedel (Chautauqua Opera Conservatory Artist ’07, ’08, ’09 & ’12, formerly known as the School of Music Voice Program), as they discuss his summers at Chautauqua, their influence on his career, and his recent Starring turn as Figaro in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro with Opera Philadelphia.
S1: EP2 Kamala Sankaram, Susan Yankowitz, Omer Ben Seadia and Thumbprint
March 28, 2022
In this episode, we travel back in time to the Spring of 2020, right before the worldwide shutdowns due to COVID. Chautauqua Opera was set to produce Sankaram/Yankowitz’s Thumbprint, based on the life of Mukhtar Mai. We are excited to bring this production to Norton Hall, as we return for the 2022 Season. Please enjoy this spotlight on Kamala Sankaram (Composer), Susan Yankowitz (Librettist), and Omer Ben Seadia (Stage Director).
S1: EP1 Tesia Kwarteng – Artist Spotlight & Intimate Apparel
February 18, 2022
Join General and Artistic Director, Steven Osgood and Featured Artist, Tesia Kwarteng, as they discuss her career in New York City, and the premiere of Ricky Ian Gordan’s Intimate Apparel at Lincoln Center Theater.