WAO Podcast Series

Tune in for the WAO Podcast series hosted by Music Director Chris van Tuinen. Each month Chris will welcome special guests to discuss all things opera; from ‘behind the scenes’ moments to ‘meet the artists’ spotlights.

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West Australian Opera invites you to join the WAO Podcast series hosted by Music Director Chris van Tuinen. Each month Chris will welcome special guests to discuss all things opera; from ‘behind the scenes’ moments to ‘meet the artists’ spotlights.

We will release a podcast every month starting 14 April 2020 on WAO’s website and social media platforms. 

November Podcast - Reaching our Community
This month’s podcast ‘Reaching our Community' features West Australian Opera's Education Manager, Terasa Letizia. As we prepare for our Regional Tour later this month to Mandurah, Albany and Walpole, we discuss the importance of reaching the wider community in schools, in regional WA and even in an online environment. At WAO we believe it is important that everyone has access to this incredible artform. Tune into "Reaching our Community" with Chris van Tuinen and learn about our wonderful education and outreach program.

October Podcast - The opera lives on
This month’s podcast ‘The opera lives on' features Assistant Director of our upcoming production of Cosi fan tutte, Margrete Helgeby Chaney. In this podcast we discuss the process of reviving productions by using a new group of singers, new conductor, new stage crew and in this case in a completely different hemisphere. Tune into 'The opera lives on' with Chris van Tuinen.  

September Podcast - The making of The Nightingale
This month’s podcast ‘The making of The Nightingale' features Director and Designer Matt Reuben James Ward and Movement Director Alice Kell (Co3 Contemporary Dance). In this podcast we discuss the making of our upcoming production The Nightingale, an opera for young people by young people. Tune into 'The making of The Nightingale' with Chris van Tuinen.  

August Podcast - Back on Stage
This month’s podcast ‘Back on Stage' features Soprano Prudence Sanders and Mezzo-soprano Brigitte Heuser. In this podcast we discuss the emergence of WAO being back on stage and what it was like to perform in front of a live audience again. Tune into 'Back on Stage' with Chris van Tuinen.

July Podcast - Behind the scenes of The Telephone
This month’s podcast ‘Behind the scenes of The Telephone' features Director Katt Osborne and Film Director Sean Finney. In this podcast we unpack the differences of live theatre and film and how WAO's first ever digital production The Telephone, came together. Tune into 'Behind the scenes of The Telephone' with Chris van Tuinen.

June Podcast – Meet the Young Artists – Part Two
This month’s podcast ‘Meet the Young Artists – Part two’ features Wesfarmers Arts Young Artists Leanne Puttick (conductor) and Adrian Soares (repetiteur) and we welcome back co-host Helen Carroll, Manager Wesfarmers Arts. Get to know our Young Artists and learn how the roles of conductor and repetiteur form an integral part of the unseen artistic process, taking opera from studio to stage. From their aspirations to what they are working on, tune into ‘Meet the Young Artists – Part Two’ with Chris van Tuinen.

May Podcast - Meet the Young Artists
This month’s podcast ‘Meet the Young Artists’ features Wesfarmers Arts Young Artists Brianna Louwen and Chelsea Kluga and is co-hosted by Helen Carroll, Manager Wesfarmers Arts. Get to know our Young Artists and what led them to opera. From their aspirations and goals to what they are working on, tune into ‘Meet the Young Artists’ with Chris van Tuinen.

April Podcast - Life is an Opera
This month's podcast 'Life is an Opera' features Patrick Nolan, Artistic Director and CEO of Opera Queensland and Stuart Maunder, Artistic Director of State Opera South Australia, talking about the current environment and what it means for opera companies across the globe. From opera moments we can relish in to new opportunities in the digital space, tune in to 'Life is an Opera' with Chris van Tuinen.