Words First: Talking Text in Opera

Michael Mori, Robert Wesley Mason, and New Versus Contemporary

April 12, 2021 Keturah Stickann/Michael Mori/Robert Wesley Mason Season 2 Episode 15
Words First: Talking Text in Opera
Michael Mori, Robert Wesley Mason, and New Versus Contemporary
Show Notes

Keturah starts with a conversation with baritone, Robert Wesley Mason, about learning and performing the role of Jan in Royce Vavrek and Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking The Waves, based on the film by Lars Von Trier.

Keturah’s next interview is with Michael Mori, the General and Artistic director of Toronto’s Tapestry Opera, a company that champions contemporary work, and has been operating LibLab, a “speed dating for librettists and composers” since 1995.  They talk about LibLab, creating contemporary opera, what the field looks like now, and what it should look like in the future.