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AMPED UP OPERA
14 minutes | May 12, 2016
Mark Walters- When Good Baritones Go Bad, AUO Episode 12
Baritone Mark Walters explores the dark side through Mozart's compelling Don Giovanni. In this interview with American conductor Douglas Kinney Frost he reveals secrets of his interpretation for this role and others in his repertoire. He offers advice to make every performance better than the last. Check out show notes and additional details at www.douglaskinneyfrost.com/ampedupopera
20 minutes | Apr 29, 2016
Diana Soviero on MADAMA BUTTERFLY, AUO Episode 11
Legendary soprano Diana Soviero speaks with American conductor Douglas Kinney Frost about interpreting the title role of Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY. Having sung over 200 performances in the world's most important opera houses, her intrinsic experience with the masterpiece offers inspiration to one of opera's most emotional and challenging characters. Show notes on this episode, and additional details are available through the home of AMPED UP OPERA, www.douglaskinneyfrost.com/ampedupopera.
15 minutes | Apr 22, 2016
Tracking the elusive bel canto tenor, AUO 10
American conductor Douglas Kinney Frost explores the classical music jungle in search of the elusive bel canto tenor. This unique voice offers a stunning example of the golden age of singing. Learn the tips on tracking, identifying, and how to celebrate it once you find one!
12 minutes | Apr 1, 2016
Pranking Pasquale, AUO Episode 9
American conductor Douglas Kinney Frost takes you through the belly-laughs of Donizetti's hilarious DON PASQUALE. In this entry in our Make it or Break it series, he highlights three musical moments that have you either rolling in the aisles or feeling like an April fool!
21 minutes | Mar 25, 2016
Powerhouse Bel Canto, AUO Episode 8
Four superstars of opera- soprano Joan Sutherland, mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, tenor Luciano Pavarotti, lead by conductor Richard Bonynge discuss the secrets to 'bel canto' singing. This interview offers opera lovers, and future generations of singers inspiration for touching souls through the human singing voice.
18 minutes | Mar 18, 2016
Bernard Uzan on ROMEO AND JULIET- Making Icons Real, AUO 7
One of opera's greatest stewards, stage director Bernard Uzan, speaks with American conductor Douglas Kinney Frost about the challenges and rewards for breathing new life into Gounod's opera- ROMEO ET JULIETTE.
12 minutes | Mar 11, 2016
DON GIOVANNI- Cravings, Part 1, AUO Episode 6
American conductor Douglas Kinney Frost dares to delve deep into the musical psychology behind Mozart's operatic narcissist, Don Giovanni. The opera is a look at a man on the edge; a man who feels powerful and unrivaled. This is the musical story of an addict.
22 minutes | Mar 3, 2016
Diana Soviero on Teaching- Those who can, Teach! AUO, Episode 5
Legendary soprano and voice teacher, Diana Soviero offers keen advice for singing. In this conversation with conductor Douglas Kinney Frost, she offers colorful anecdotes about her rise to stardom, and secrets to understanding the human voice. This episode is a must for students of voice, and offers seasoned insight to anyone who loves opera singing. Don't forget to check out the detailed show notes for this episode at www.douglaskinneyfrost.com/ampedupopera.
24 minutes | Feb 25, 2016
Bernard Uzan on CARMEN- Making Sexy Real
Famed stage director Bernard Uzan shares inspiring insights into Bizet's masterwork, CARMEN, with conductor Douglas Kinney Frost. This is a look into one of the world's most beloved operas by two opera producers whose experience with the score will excite you. You've never looked at the opera's most thrilling moments like this, or learned of the motivation behind its leading characters with such detail. This is an AMPED UP OPERA episode for anyone who knows or has wanted to look into one of classical musics cornerstone works. And don't forget to check out the SHOW NOTES at www.douglaskinneyfrost/ampedupopera.
21 minutes | Feb 18, 2016
LA BOHEME- Make it or Break it Moments, Episode 3
American conductor Douglas Kinney Frost leads an animated look at Puccini's beloved classic. The moment when the leading characters meet has become operatic legend. This podcast episode turns up the heat on this most romantic of all opera moments. Don't forget to check out the detailed SHOW NOTES for the episode at www.douglaskinneyfrost.com/ampedupopera.
21 minutes | Feb 9, 2016
Beth Morrison- Making Opera Matter, AUO Episode 2
Cutting-edge opera producer Beth Morrison speaks with American conductor Douglas Kinney Frost about the rise of her company- Beth Morrison Projects- and her artistic vision for one of the country's leading production companies. Focusing on contemporary music, her presentations play to sold-out audiences and receive press most companies only dream about. With offices in both New York and LA, Beth is re-defining opera for a whole generation across the states. This interview focusses on the passion behind her hard work, and the state of new music in America.
27 minutes | Feb 4, 2016
Diana Soviero- The Craft of Being an Artist, AUO Episode 1
Famed soprano Diana Soviero speaks candidly with American conductor Douglas Kinney Frost about her journey to become one of the world's great singers. Diana's dedication and passion for her art form motivated her to work hard to train her voice and her artistic sensibilities. Now she shares her experience and sterling vocal technique with a generation of gifted singers.
21 minutes | Jan 22, 2016
Catalina Cuervo: Two To Tango BONUS EPISODE
American conductor Douglas Kinney chats with Catalina Cuervo about the exotic and captivating opera MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES, by famed Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla. Steamy and sexy, this opera portrays the life of tango through Maria. Catalina has sung in more productions than any person in the history of the piece. She lives this role, which gives audiences an electrifying performance of a truly unique and compelling opera. © Amped Up Arts, INC 2016
11 minutes | Jan 19, 2016
Why I'm Amped Up! AUO Episode 00
A podcast for opera lovers and the people who love them. This is a short introduction to the AMPED UP OPERA Podcast. American conductor Douglas Kinney Frost brings you lively musical discussions and interviews with opera's finest talent. You don't need to know a thing about opera to experience it!
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