Words First: Talking Text in Opera

Crystal Manich, Ned Canty, Joseph Mechavich, and The Sounds That Move Us

May 31, 2021 Keturah Stickann/Crystal Manich/Ned Canty/Joseph Mechavich Season 2 Episode 21
Words First: Talking Text in Opera
Crystal Manich, Ned Canty, Joseph Mechavich, and The Sounds That Move Us
Show Notes

In the final episode of the season, Keturah speaks with director, Crystal Manich, director and General Director of Opera Memphis, Ned Canty, and conductor, Joseph Mechavich, about three texts that move them in opera.  The conversation goes from the specific text to why sounds can be so moving, to how we approach text in our practice, and these three interviews sit beautifully as a trio in thought and structure.

Texts discussed are Colautti’s Adriana LeCouvreur, Romani’s The Elixir of Love, and Maeterlinck’s Pelleas et Melisande.