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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 29 | The Power of Heroes with Canadian Sports Icon and Opera Fan Valerie JeromeJuly 07, 2021 Episode artwork Episode 28 | Musical Excellence with Early Music Vancouver's Suzie LeBlanc, C.M.June 02, 2021 Episode artwork Episode 27 | Behind the Camera Lens on the Digital Season with Mike SouthworthMay 05, 2021 Episode artwork Episode 26 | Up Close and Personal about Carmen with stage director Brenna CornerApril 07, 2021 Episode artwork Episode 25 | The Music Shop Pre-Show, with Composer & Librettist Richard WargoMarch 02, 2021 Episode artwork Episode 24 | Bringing it home with prolific Canadian Stage Director Michael Cavanagh, Artistic Director of the Royal Swedish OperaFebruary 03, 2021 Episode artwork Episode 23 | A Storied Career with Canadian baritone Brett PolegatoJanuary 13, 2021 Episode artwork Episode 22 | A Holiday Treat for our Listeners!December 16, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 21 | Special Guests from Vancouver Opera's Amahl and the Night VisitorsDecember 02, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 20 | Adventures in Stage Management: Behind the Scenes with Theresa Tsang & Marijka Asbeek BrusseNovember 17, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 19 | Highlights of two decades with former VO General Director Jim WrightNovember 04, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 18 | An inspirational journey with mezzo-soprano and star of La Voix humaine, Mirelle LebelOctober 21, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 17 | Singing with the Greats with Tenor and UBC Voice and Opera Professor J. Patrick RafteryOctober 07, 2020 Episode artwork 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