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From the Vault: Building an Opera: A Conversation with the Creators of Eurydice

Posted on: August 2, 2022

In this new podcast series, we explore elements of American operaproduction and reception histories, social contexts, historical valences, and morethrough our artist and scholar community.

How do you give birth to an opera? In this episode, recorded in 2020, the creators of the world-premiere opera Eurydice - Matthew Aucoin (composer) and Sarah Ruhl (librettist) - reveal their process, the inspirations and hurdles. Soprano Danielle de Niese, who originated the role of Eurydice, joins the conversation along with LA Opera's President and CEO Christopher Koelsch.

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