Behind the Scenes! A Podcast

Behind the Scenes! A Podcast

Join your hosts, Cassie Robel (The Director of Education and Community Outreach) and Kathleen Trott (The Marlu Allen and Scott Stallard Costume Artisan Workshop Manager) as they delve into all of the departments and peoples who work to create the operas you know and enjoy. Subscribe to Arizona Opera: Behind the Scenes! to stay connected to Arizona Opera and the hundreds of people who work to make each performance happen.

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Behind the Scenes! A Podcast
  • Episode 6: Meet the Props Supervisor (from lipstick tubes to tables)

    Join Cassie & Kathleen as they meet Alanna Maniscalco, the Props Supervisor for Arizona Opera. Learn the difference between a prop and a costume prop, find out where Alanna worked before she joined Arizona Opera, and learn why a props person might have to take a light saber apart and then make it...

  • Episode 5: Meet the Wig & Makeup Manager (Ketchup Bottles of Blood)

    Join Cassie & Kathleen as they chat with Alita Lopez, Arizona Opera’s Wig & Makeup Manager. Learn how Alita came to Arizona Opera and what the Wig & Makeup Department do for each production, find out how much work actually goes into each and every wig onstage, learn what ventilating is and hear h...

  • Episode 4: Meet Painter/Dyer, Shelby Joiner (The Fairy Godmother Of Fabric)

    Join Cassie & Kathleen as they chat with Shelby Joiner the First Hand and Painter/Dyer of Arizona Opera’s Costume Shop. Learn about Shelby’s journey from an Arizona Opera intern to a full-time staff member of the Costume Shop, find out how she works her magic with dyes and paints to create the be...

  • Episode 3: Meet the Studio Artists, Part 1 (Piano Robots)

    Join Cassie & Kathleen as they chat with two of the 2020/21 Marion Roose Pullin Studio Artists. Learn just how much the studio pianist does in a season, find out what a “pants role” is, discover why a good accompanist isn’t just a piano robot, and find out more about the inner workings of an oper...

  • Episode 2: Meet the Scene Shop (When Set Pieces Fly)

    Join Cassie and Kathleen as they meet two of the members of the Arizona Opera Scenic Shop. Learn what a Technical Director actually is; what it means when set pieces "fly;" get insight into the magic of scenery changes during a performance; and learn who "tied down all those road boxes!"

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  • Episode 1: Meet the 2020/21 Arizona Opera Costume Apprentices

    Join Cassie and Kathleen as they meet two of the 2020/21 Arizona Opera Costume Apprentices. Learn what an apprentice is, where they went to school, and why they want to be involved with Arizona Opera; get a “sneak peek” into some of the costume details for the upcoming The Copper Queen film; and ...

  • Meet the Hosts!

    Meet Cassie Robel & Kathleen Trott as they introduce this podcast series. Learn if they are originally from Arizona and why they are hosting this podcast.

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