EP9: Gender and Sexuality in Opera

Happy pride month! In this week's episode, Grace Weaver explores how gender and sexuality are expressed in opera. As always, our soprano has put together a playlist of all the operas and performances that Grace talks about in her episode.

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Posted on June 19, 2017 .

EP8: Mahler!

Join Grace as she recounts an evening at the Oregon Symphony's performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 2. In this episode, she covers Mahler's background as a musician, the symphony's play by play and its influences, amidst fan-girling over one of her favorite composers!

Posted on June 5, 2017 .

EP7: La Boheme and Franco Zeffirelli

Grace recounts a wonderful night at Portland Opera's La Boheme followed by some discussion of the opera's performance history, famed director Franco Zeffirelli, and the opera's new rhetorical relevance.

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Posted on May 22, 2017 .

EP6: Cover Up: Racism in Opera Performance

As part 2 of 2 in a Black History Month series, Grace talks about racism in opera's performance and writing examining two of opera's favorite works. She follows to share the thought of Soprano Alyson Cambridge, bass Soloman Howard, bass Kenneth Kellogg and mezzo-soprano Deborah Nansteel, Tenor Russel Thomas, and Tenor Lawrence Brownlee on the issues of accessibility in the business. Content warning for racism, suicide and assault.

Posted on February 27, 2017 and filed under Grace Notes.

EP5: Hidden History: Black Composers

Grace Weaver does composer profiles on three African American composes as the first in of two episodes for Black History Month and follows onto why these composers deserve recognition year round.

As always, Grace has compiled a fantastic playlist of all of pieces mentioned in today's podcast. Make sure to check out our Patreon to support this show and the other podcasts Infinity Break puts together.

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Posted on February 13, 2017 .