Vancouver Opera Offstage – 026 – Carmen Up Close and Personal Preview Podcast with Director Brenna Corner

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Up Close and Personal about Carmen: Preview Podcast with stage director Brenna Corner

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April 7, 2021

In our official Preview Podcast for Vancouver Opera’s new production of Carmen: Up Close and Personal and the 26th episode of Vancouver Opera Offstage, meet Brenna Corner, director and mastermind behind this brand-new digital opera. Brenna has worked as a director, actor, singer, choreographer, and fight director across Canada, the United States, and Europe. An alumnus of Vancouver Opera’s Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program, she most recently directed VO productions of Hansel and Gretel and L’Elisir d’amore.  Tickets and subscriptions are now available for Carmen: Up Close and Personal, premiering May 1st at

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Offstage with Brenna Corner


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Vancouver Opera Offstage Host & Co-Producer:
Leslie Dala
Vancouver Opera Co-Producer & Editor:
Vincent Wong
Vancouver Opera Offstage logo design:
Annie Mack

Episode Recorded:
Thursday, March 11, 2021
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 (
Licensed under Creative Commons:
By Attribution 3.0 License