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The Music Shop Pre-Show Podcast with Composer & Librettist Richard Wargo
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March 3, 2021
This very special 25th episode of Vancouver Opera Offstage is also the official Pre-Show Talk for Vancouver Opera’s The Music Shop, which premieres online Saturday, March 13. We’re delighted to welcome Richard Wargo, composer of The Music Shop to talk about his creative inspirations for the opera and to share some tips for aspiring composers. Richard joins us from his home in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Episode Teaser Video:
Extra Features & Content:
- The Sembrich opera museum
- Playbill article (1999) on the premiere of Richard Wargo’s Brian Friel-Based Ballymore.
- Playbill article (2000) on Richard Wargo’s Ballymore (based on Brian Friel’s Lovers)
- Buy Tickets for Vancouver Opera’s The Music Shop, Now Available until June 31, 2021!
Les’ Pick of the Month:
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Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Episode interviews are recorded entirely remotely using Zoom and hosted on Anchor.fm.
(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 (incompetech.com)
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By Attribution 3.0 License