This is Grace's first episode back from her European tour! Here she discusses both the role of Young Artist Programs in musical careers and her experience with Summer Music In Tuscany.
Just before she leaves for Europe, Grace is here to give you a quick overview of all the various types of music, vocal and instrumental, she talks about on the show. Not everything with vocals is Opera and not everything with instruments is Classical. Listen to this episode and by the end you'll find out exactly what makes a French Comique a French Comique.
Grace is currently out and about in Germany and Rome for a music study abroad program so next episode will be delayed, but she'll be back to tell you all about her grand adventures then!
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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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!
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.
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.