Join your hosts, Cassie Robel (The Director of Education) and Kathleen Trott (The Marlu Allan 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. Listen along as they have candid and entertaining conversations with Arizona Opera artisans about how staff members came to work for Arizona Opera, what the different jobs at Arizona Opera are, and even what makes an opera an opera.
This week, join Cassie & Kathleen as they meet Greg Hirsch, Arizona Opera’s Director of Production and Resident Lighting Designer. Find out what a Director of Production actually does and learn how in the hubris of youth, Greg became a Lighting Designer by buying a book. Discover what gels and gobos are, learn Greg’s favorite gel color and find out what a rouge elephant has to do with opera!
To learn more about Behind the Scenes! A Podcast, visit: https://azopera.org/arizona-opera-behind-scenes-podcast
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To learn more about the programs that are part of Arizona Opera NextGen, please visit azopera.org/nextgen.
Arizona Opera’s NextGen programs are made possible, in part, thanks to generous support from: Karen Fruen, Roma Wittcoff, Jeannette J. Segel, The Molly Blank Fund, APS, Jody Pelusi, and a consortium of individual donors.
Arizona Opera’s Education and Community Engagement programs are made possible, in part, thanks to the support of: Karen Fruen, The Molly Blank Fund, Dr. Rex Brewster, Invest in Kids Charitable Gift Fund, The Moreno Family Foundation, The Ted Stephan Teaching Artist Endowed Fund, The Arizona Republic, Cardinals Charities, The City of Peoria, Desert Diamond Casino West Valley, Kiwanis of Litchfield, and a consortium of individual donors.