Words First: Talking Text in Opera

Steven Osgood and Sokunthary Svay Speak About Composers And The Voice

March 12, 2021 Keturah Stickann/Steven Osgood/Sokunthary Svay Season 1 Episode 11
Words First: Talking Text in Opera
Steven Osgood and Sokunthary Svay Speak About Composers And The Voice
Show Notes

Keturah begins this episode with an interview with conductor, and artistic and general director of Chautauqua Opera, Steven Osgood.  Steven has been the driving force behind the Composers and the Voice Workshop Series since its inception, when he was the artistic director of the American Opera Project.  He lays out the program for Keturah, and gives information on how to apply, and application deadlines.

Composers and the Voice at AOP: https://www.aopopera.org/composers-voice
Steven Osgood: http://www.srosgood.com/

Next, Keturah speaks with a librettist fellow from Composers and the Voice, Sokunthary Svay.  We speak about how she found opera, her poetry writing, her experiences with Composers and the Voice, and her two operas with Liliya Ugay: Woman of Letters, and Chhlong Tonle (Crossing the River).

Sokunthary Svay: https://www.sokunthary.com/
Liliya Ugay: http://www.liliyaugay.com/
Jin-Xiang (JX) Yu: https://www.jinxiangyusoprano.com/
Rob Paterson: https://robertpaterson.com/
My conversation with Royce Vavrek: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1180661/4952711
American Opera Intiative: https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/opportunities-for-artists/competitions-and-commissions/american-opera-initiative/
Antigoni Gaitana: http://www.antigonigaitana.com/
Kimiko Hahn: https://kimikohahn.com/