Indie Opera Podcast 74: Opera Memphis, Ned Canty and Michael Sakir

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Indie Opera Podcast

Indie Opera Podcast Episode for May 3, 2020.

Special Guests

Ned Canty and Michael Sakir


Brooke Larimer, Walker Lewis, Peter Szep

The podcast regulars welcome Ned Canty, General Director, and Michael Sakir, Music Director of Opera Memphis for an illuminating discussion about how they have transformed what opera means to the Memphis community. What is an opera company’s civic responsibility especially in this period of pandemic shutdown? What skill sets should they have been cultivating to be an engaged and engaging 21st Century arts organization?

We learn about the programming that led them to a unique and moving collaboration with the U.S. Army Field Band & Chorus on the opera The Falling and The Rising. Opera is alive and kicking up a storm in Memphis, grab your earphones, plug in and hear all about it on your favorite app, or watch on Youtube.

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