Vancouver Opera Offstage – 009 – Coaches in Conversation

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Coaches in Conversation: Demystifying the role of the répétiteur with Kinza Tyrrell and Tina Chang

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June 24, 2020

In this very special “Coaches in Conversation” episode, available in both video and audio, Les is joined by members of the wonderful music staff at Vancouver Opera: Kinza Tyrrell, Principle Répétiteur and Associate Chorus Director and Tina Chang, Pianist and Répétiteur. Les, Kinza, and Tina discuss the role of the répétiteur in opera and de-mystify this rather exotic-sounding title. This episode’s video will be available on Vancouver Opera’s social media channels (FacebookInstagram, and Youtube) as well as from your usual subscriptions in audio.


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Vancouver Opera Offstage: Coaches in Conversation with guests Kinza Tyrrell and Tina Chang


Vancouver Opera Offstage Host:
Leslie Dala
Vancouver Opera Offstage Production and Editing:
Vincent Wong
Vancouver Opera Offstage logo design:
Annie Mack
Episode Recorded: June 5, 2020
Episode interviews are recorded entirely remotely using Zoom and hosted on
(Originally on Buzzsprout).

Cover photo by Matt Botsford on Unsplash
Podcast opening and closing music: 
“Habanera” from Carmen. Sung by Jenny Lee Mitchell.
Habanera Kevin MacLeod (
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