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Vancouver Opera Offstage

Vancouver Opera

Vancouver Opera Offstage is an audio podcast with host Les Dala, chorus director and associate conductor with Vancouver Opera. Join Les every other Wednesday for this podcast as he chats with opera experts, artists, Vancouver Opera staff and others to explore the world of opera on and off the stage. This podcast offers an insider’s glimpse into the artistry, experiences, and perspectives of the talent involved in taking breathtaking opera productions from the page to the stage. For more information and to access each episode's special features such as guest Spotify lists, visit . Continue the conversation on social media with hashtag #VOffstage.

Recent Episodes

Episode 16 | Introductions from the 2020-2021 Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists!September 23, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 15 | Transforming adversity to creative inspiration with The Kettle Society and the Can You Hear Me? Project's Lesley Sutherland, Jerry LaFaery, and Coreen DouglasSeptember 09, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 14 | Sharing the love of performance with Hungarian-Canadian mezzo-soprano Krisztina SzabóAugust 26, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 13 | Keeping pace with internationally respected conductor and former VO Music Director David AglerAugust 12, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 12 | Imagining the future for opera with soprano and multidisciplinary performer Teiya Kasahara & tenor Asitha Tennekoon, co-founders of Amplified OperaJuly 29, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 11 | Shaping the voices of tomorrow with UBC Opera's legendary Nancy HermistonJuly 15, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 10 | Canadian Visions with Tapestry Opera's Michael Hidetoshi Mori and First Nations mezzo-soprano Marion Newman of Amplified OperaJuly 01, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 9 | Coaches in Conversation: Demystifying the role of the répétiteur with Kinza Tyrrell and Tina ChangJune 24, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 8 | From the Countertenor to Executive Director: Matthew White of Early Music VancouverJune 17, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 7 | Breaking barriers in the digital world with Vancouver Island's own Rachel FenlonJune 10, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 6 | In the spotlight with Vancouver-born lyric soprano Simone OsborneJune 03, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 5 | Perspectives on performance with Canadian bass-baritone Daniel OkulitchMay 27, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 4 | Sharing stories from legendary Canadian mezzo-soprano Judith ForstMay 20, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 3 | A Chat with Canadian Stage Director Rachel Peake | On her process and vision as a director from theatre to operaMay 13, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 2 | Catching up with Jonathan Darlington, Music Director Emeritus of Vancouver OperaMay 06, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 1 | An Interview with Tom Wright, General Director of Vancouver OperaApril 29, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 0 | Welcome to Vancouver Opera Offstage!April 27, 2020 Episode artwork