North Stage Door Episode 3 explores the music and themes of love and liberation in Beethoven's Fidelio. Special Guests include Matthew Ozawa, Janet Napolitano, Ian Robertson, San Francisco Opera Orchestra Musicians and Incarcerated Persons at San Quentin State Prison.

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North Stage Door takes listeners backstage to examine the dynamic 18th century duo of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Lorenzo Da Ponte, and what, and how, their creative partnership continues to move and inspire us today.

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Episode 1: Rossini’s The Barber of Seville is featured and special guests include Patricia Racette, Pete Docter, Lucas Meachem, Matthew Ozawa, and others.

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Step into the world of opera through North Stage Door, a new podcast that takes you into the swirl of creativity, stagecraft, and performance at San Francisco Opera. You’ll hear lively stories and insightful interviews—a window into the complex inner workings of this vibrant company, and the many aspects necessary to make a rich, multi-faceted art form come to life.


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North Stage Door Podcast is made possible, in part, by the Creative Edge Fund with major support from Carol and Dixon Doll, Bob Ellis & Peter Fenton and Kate Greer.

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