Vancouver Opera Offstage – 025 – The Music Shop Pre-Show Podcast with Composer & Librettist Richard Wargo

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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.

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Episode Teaser Video:

Note from Richard Wargo on Opening Night to the Cast & Company
Note from Richard Wargo on opening night to the Cast & Company


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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:
Wednesday, February 17, 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 (
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By Attribution 3.0 License