Vancouver Opera Offstage – 003 – with Rachel Peake

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PODCAST | Vancouver Opera Offstage
A Chat with Canadian Stage Director Rachel Peake
on her process and vision as a director from theatre to opera

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May 13, 2020

In this episode, Les speaks with Stage Director Rachel Peake, who last directed La Cenerentola for Vancouver Opera in 2019 and is the Associate Artistic Director of the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta. Rachel was also director of 2014’s Stickboy and will return to direct Vancouver Opera’s 60th Anniversary Season production of George Bizet’s masterpiece Carmen. Rachel gives us a fascinating look into her process as a director in both theatre and opera.


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Canadian Stage Director Rachel Peake


Vancouver Opera Offstage Host:
Leslie Dala
Vancouver Opera Offstage Production and Editing:
Vincent Wong
Vancouver Opera Offstage logo design:
Annie Mack
Episode Recorded: April 27, 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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By Attribution 3.0 License