The Longborough podcast

The Longborough podcast

By Longborough Festival Opera
Longborough Festival Opera is a 500-seat homegrown theatre in the Cotswolds. Our podcast series was born out of the Covid lockdown. We'll be welcoming lots of our friends from the world of opera and the arts, including singers, players, directors, conductors and more, for what will be some thought-provoking discussions. We hope you'll join us too.
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EP2. Wagner's Women, with Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough and Lee Bisset
In this episode, writer and librettist Sophie Rashbrook chats to historian Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough and soprano Lee Bisset, who was set to have been Brünnhilde in Wagner's Die Walküre at Longborough in the postponed 2020 season. In their discussion they explore the roles and mythical origins of Wagner’s women.  For further reading, see Eleanor's list in the Guardian of top 10 books about the Vikings. Thanks to Stuart Essenhigh on trumpet in the introduction. Find out more about Longborough Festival Opera at lfo.org.uk
45:28
July 8, 2020
EP1. Wotan's Journey, with Anthony Negus and Paul Carey Jones
In this episode, music journalist Richard Bratby chats to Longborough's Music Director Anthony Negus and bass-baritone Paul Carey Jones, who was scheduled to sing Wotan in Wagner's Die Walküre at Longborough in the postponed 2020 season. In their discussion they trace Wotan's journey through Wagner's Ring cycle. Thanks to Stuart Essenhigh on trumpet in the introduction. You can hear Paul singing Wagner on his YouTube channel. Find out more about Longborough Festival Opera at lfo.org.uk
33:29
June 17, 2020
Podcast trailer
Welcome to the Longborough podcast. Artistic Director Polly Graham introduces Longborough Festival Opera, a 500-seat homegrown theatre in the Cotswolds. Our podcast series was born out of the Covid lockdown. We'll be welcoming lots of our friends from the world of opera and the arts, including singers, players, directors, conductors and more, for what will be some thought-provoking discussions. We hope you'll join us too. Find out more about Longborough Festival Opera at lfo.org.uk
00:43
June 11, 2020