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Season 3, Episode 8: Creating New Opera with Guerilla Opera
ESM student Rachel Smith chats with Aliana de la Guardia, Artistic Director of Guerilla Opera (Boston, MA), and composer Emily Koh about HER | alive.un.dead: a concert-length media opera about three generations of Asian women in a single family written by Koh.
Guerilla Opera won a Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research grant from the IML to support the premier of this new opera, taking place at the Pao Arts Center in Boston on May 12-14, 2023. Smith chats with these trailblazers about creating new opera, and what makes Guerilla opera unique compared to other opera companies.
Host: Rachel Smith
Guests: Aliana de la Guardia, Artistic Director of Guerilla Opera, and Emily Koh, composer and librettist of HER | alive.un.dead
Mixing, Mastering: Rachel Smith, Kelly Jutsum
Intro & Incidental Music: Stephen Biegner, Jeff Dunn
Outro Music: Alexa Silverman
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