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Opera for All Voices (OFAV) began as a consortium of North American opera companies committed to co-commissioning and co-producing new operatic works for audiences of all ages that bear the same artistic integrity and depth of storytelling as mainstage works. Over several years it has grown in its mission to tell "stories of our time." Follow host Andrea Fellows Fineberg from The Santa Fe Opera and OFAV collaborators and stakeholders as we explore the process, the context, and the story of c ...
 
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Andrea Klunder, The Creative Impostor Studios

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An intimate dialogue about the craft & culture of podcasting with Your Podcast Boss, Andrea Klunder, to help you create a podcast you and your audience will love. This is NOT your typical "how-to" show -- we're going deeper into the questions and topics you just can't answer with an online search. Ready to make your show the envy of everyone else?
 
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Bringing fantastical worlds to the Santa Fe Opera stage requires creativity, communication, and compassion. Host Jane Trembley chats with Costume Director Blair Gulledge and Properties Director Eileen Garcia about the intense year-round effort that goes into planning and implementing the designs for each season. She also learns how these two depart…
 
How do you make decisions about your podcast? From the big earth-shifting ones like what strategy to employ to grow your audience to the tiny details like what day to post? I've developed a formula fro purpose driven leaders who podcast to help you craft a show of significance! This was recorded live at She Podcasts Live! The guide for the exercise…
 
Flash floods. Supply chain issues. Safety briefings. Would you believe this is opera? Host Jane Trembley discovers that only at Santa Fe Opera does behind-the-scenes excitement rival onstage drama. She chats with Production & Recruiting Coordinator Tracy Armagost and Technical Director Mike Ortiz, the supportive, creative pair behind SFO backstage …
 
Look up the definition for community engagement, and you'll find lots of fantastic terms––Strategic! Interaction! Ally! But the word that tops them all is "relationship." Host Jane Trembley chats with Kyle Gray, Santa Fe Opera's Manager of Community Relations and Government Affairs, about how he helps foster meaningful connections between SFO and g…
 
Destination Santa Fe Opera welcomes you back for our 2022 season with our host, Jane Trembley. We're ready to take on 2022 with five brand new productions, including an international co-production a company premiere, and a world premiere. You could say that we're a little excited. New episodes of the podcast are coming to you all spring and summer …
 
Have you been following the shenanigans over at Spotify re: Joe Rogan and Neil Young? Let me tell you a secret: It's not about Joe. *** Get the full show notes including links to shows and episodes referenced at: https://www.thecreativeimposter.com/podcastenvy I’d love to hear your thoughts! Email me, andrea@thecreativeimpostor.com. Peace, love & p…
 
It is a new year and it is time for a good old fashioned Podcast Boss Rant. Are you ready? This year I am creating SOPs, or Standard Operating Procedures for The Creative Impostor Studios. Boring. But I guess a necessary thing if you want to create a scalable business that grows, that doesn't make your brain hurt every time you try to bring on a ne…
 
It’s one thing to successfully create a podcast that informs, engages, and inspires. It’s another thing entirely to do so while maintaining the voice of an organization. Enter Destination Santa Fe Opera, the show that makes it look sound so easy. As a producer of the show, I’m responsible for creating much of that illusion. However, as a freelancer…
 
Recently I introduced you two the delightful power-packed podcasting duo Stacie Lampkin and Mike Palazza of the forthcoming podcast, Healthcare Behind the Scenes. If you haven't already, go back and check out Episode 090, which is part 1 of our Office Hours coaching session. Then meet me right back here to learn more about: how to navigate industry…
 
I don't love listener "avatars." They're not real people! And you want real people listening to your podcast, right? So how do you determine WHO your ideal listener is, especially when you haven't launched yet? How do the hosts of a brand new purpose-driven podcast communicate their vision and cultivate a listening community? And why is this so imp…
 
What has all the compelling drama of a marathon finish line and the adrenaline rush of a Formula One championship? Santa Fe Opera’s 2022 Season, of course! Or so says Jane’s guest. She sits down with Chief Artistic Officer David Lomelí to learn more about the incredible titles and talents set to grace the Santa Fe Opera stage next summer. The pair …
 
At its heart, Hometown To The World is a simple story of hope set amongst the emotionally complicated aftermath of a 2008 Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid in Postville, IA––the largest ever in US history. It’s fitting, then, that host Andrea Fellows-Fineberg and her guest Chorus Master Carmen Flórez-Mansi close out this season of Key Change…
 
If you think everyone spent their "wfh" time dreaming up new podcasts, you’re right. There are fresh sources for entertainment, investigative reporting, and niche pursuits everywhere you listen. As a podcast strategist, however, I’ve noticed one concept that has flourished over the last 18 months: the purpose-driven podcast. Is purpose-driven podca…
 
To appreciate the life and legacy of civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer is to speak truth to power and unite in song. In June of 2021, Opera For All Voices did just that, hosting an online workshop of This Little Light Of Mine, the one-act opera commissioned by Santa Fe Opera, composed by Chandler Carter with a libretto by Diana Solomon-Glover, in …
 
When you name an initiative Opera For All Voices (OFAV), it better have the “all voices” to back that claim up! In the first of a series of guest-hosted episodes, Andrea passes the mic to the remarkable young talents making Is This America? their own. But before she does, Andrea reminds listeners of what OFAV is all about: telling stories for our t…
 
Singers aren’t the only apprentices who are put through their paces at the Santa Fe Opera. Theater technicians also participate in an intermediate-to-advanced training program that offers world-class instruction and practical experience in stage operations, properties, audio & video, costumes, production/music services, makeup and wig construction,…
 
Audiences and staff aren’t the only ones excited for opera’s return to the desert this season. Jane Trembley chats with soprano Teresa Perrotta and bass Allen Michael Jones, two performers in the 2021 Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program for Singers. Teresa and Allen Michael take listeners inside this “summer camp” for singers which is internationally…
 
Soprano Angel Blue makes her Santa Fe Opera debut in concert Saturday, August 7, 2021. Jane caught a spare moment with Angel upon her arrival in Santa Fe to learn more about who she is on stage, off stage, and in the practice room. Angel also shares strong opinions and guidance for young singers, who may fall into the comparison trap with “the grea…
 
Welcoming opera-lovers back to the Santa Fe Opera this summer requires a massive behind-the-scenes effort, much of which is coordinated by the front-of-house team. Jane Trembley talks preparations and protocols with Julie Wheeler, the Santa Fe Opera’s audience services director. Their conversation sheds light (and a few tears) on the grace, gratitu…
 
Magic, mischief, and mismatched lovers are at cross purposes when the Santa Fe Opera premieres one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. Choreographer and dancer Reed Luplau says there’s no better setting for A Midsummer Night’s Dream than our glorious desert stage. Host Jane Trembley learns more about Reed’s fascinating journey from his mother’s…
 
Rising star Avery Amereau lends her lush contralto voice in the role of Olga in the Santa Fe Opera’s new production of Eugene Onegin, Alexander Pushkin’s story of rakes and romantic mistakes set to glorious music by Tchaikovsky. While this marks the singer’s Santa Fe Opera debut, Avery is well acquainted with Olga and New Mexico’s great chile debat…
 
Welcome to a conversation about podcast positivity with a somatic sex educator! Sex positive podcaster Karen Yates is in the midst of a pivot. Her show, Wild & Sublime, will still deliver its trademark sexy spin on infotainment, but as she heads back out into the real world to host her show live, onstage, she’s reevaluating the things she loves abo…
 
Celebrated countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo will channel Dracula and Dionysus when he makes his Santa Fe Opera debut this season in the world premiere of The Lord of Cries. Host (and uber fan-girl) Jane Trembley chats with Anthony about what it’s like having a lead role crafted especially for him by composer John Corigliano, with libretto by Mark…
 
Even folks who’ve never seen a performance of The Marriage of Figaro will instantly recognize its famous overture from numerous films, commercials and cartoons. Jane Trembley talks with Colombian-American soprano Vanessa Vasquez about her upcoming turn as Countess Almaviva in the Santa Fe Opera’s 2021 Season production of Mozart’s beloved romantic …
 
Episode 087. "Paid podcast subscriptions in Apple and Spotify...Great idea for Apple and Spotify and for all those big fancy podcasters with tens of thousands of downloads and also for the networks. Awesome. Cool. Indie podcasters... Just keep doing your thing." ~Andrea Klunder, Your Podcast Boss You've already heard the breaking news from a month …
 
A great voice isn’t the only requirement for admission into the Young Voices of the Santa Fe Opera program. Nor is vocal technique the program’s sole focus. Host Jane Trembly chats with program director Kathleen Clawson and John Daugherty, a graduate of the program’s inaugural class, and now Assistant Director of Voice and Opera Program Director at…
 
Episode 086. "It's not worth trying to copy anybody. Do what you want to do, what you love...because podcasting takes a lot of work and if you're not loving it, it's not going to last." ~Lori L. Tharps Where does the inspiration to create a podcast arise from? How do you get over the learning curve? What happens when you want to change things up? A…
 
What does it take to remain cool as cucumber water amid the intense technical demands of the world’s grandest art form? Jane dishes about the drama with guest Chelsea Antrim Dennis, Santa Fe Opera’s Director of Production. Trap door danger! Raging storms! Mid-performance fainting! Chelsea has navigated a few professional storms in her 16 seasons wi…
 
The Santa Fe Opera is back! Actually, SFO never went away (hello, digital performances, and nice to meet you, TikTok!) It’ll take more than a pandemic to knock a 60-something legend off its game. Still, 2020 served this iconic organization its share of questions to consider. How does a world-class company safely reintroduce audiences to its artistr…
 
Welcome to Destination Santa Fe Opera, a fresh take on our former “Beyond the Opera” podcast with even more episodes, a new host, and a deep dive into what’s happening on stage AND behind the scenes. Meet your host, Jane Trembley, an arts administrator and podcast host by day, opera singer and House Manager at Santa Fe Opera by night... But not on …
 
Episode 085. "Sometimes I even think of the shows as, like, my children... like I'm co-parenting these shows and bringing them into the world... and trying to give them every opportunity possible to grow and to thrive and to reach their full potential." ~Andrea Klunder, Your Podcast Boss At The Creative Impostor Studios and on Podcast Envy, we are …
 
Episode 084. "During the pandemic in the past year, there have been 3,800 reported incidents of anti-Asian violence, roughly 503 of which took place during 2021 alone." ~Reported in The Guardian We need to talk about something, which is this phrase that I keep hearing in my head over and over again, said by my friend, colleague, client, Sarah Buino…
 
"When people talk about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, that's art." ~Jeri Lynne Johnson Near the end of last year’s contentious presidential campaign, opera and activism joined forces on the deck of a moored oil tanker to ask audiences how does democracy function and for whom does it function? In the wake of that election, artists’ re…
 
How do artists lend their talents in support of social change when they’re literally and figuratively stifled by a global pandemic? They do as voting rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer did in 1964: they find a way to make their voices heard. Andrea Fellows Fineberg takes listeners on a short trip with maximum impact. Travel back to the autumn of 2020…
 
Immigration. Racism. Religion. Some themes are ever present in our society. In this episode, Key Change host Andrea Fellows Fineberg puts the time machine through its paces, capturing the artistic evolution that brought one of the first Opera for All Voices commissions to the stage...sort of. With wrenching plot twists worthy of La Traviata and mor…
 
Episode 083. "Friction allows for a lot of growth if you're open to it." ~Pam Covarrubias Are you using your podcast for personal growth? Are you using it to help your listeners grow? This episode is part of our self-care for podcasters series, which is a companion to our “not your typical self-care” series over on The Creative Impostor. I recently…
 
A hummingbird, a beatboxer, and a sweet potato walk into a theatre… We should probably mention the bees, the dog, the squirrel, the baby pigeons, and a few woodpeckers, too. These are some of the creatures that inhabit the magical garden community of Sweet Potato Kicks the Sun, and in 2019, they lit up the stage performing opera in Santa Fe, New Me…
 
Episode 082. “When I do an interview, I try to throw out any sort of expectations of the interview that I want to have, and really try to meet someone where they are in that moment, in that second.“ ~Kate Sullivan A pandemic can make you question all sorts of life and podcasting choices. Emmy Award-winning journalist Kate Sullivan offers up a solut…
 
Key Change is back for Season 3! Hold on… Some things have changed around here; some things have changed everywhere. What happens when a global pandemic upends your well-crafted plans? How does art respond within the confines of social distancing? Where’s Brandon?! Don’t worry, all will be revealed. To better understand where Opera for All Voices (…
 
It doesn't seem that long ago, and yet... Remember when we used to gather in a theater with hundreds of other people to see a live show? Remember how that felt? The excitement? The anticipation? In this Season 3 trailer, we listen back to comments from our expectant audience recorded minutes before the world premiere of our first Opera for All Voic…
 
Episode 081. “This podcast, in a way, has become my self-care. I didn’t even realize that I would be, but it absolutely has been the thing that makes me happiest... just for me. “ ~Cassandre Dunbar Here’s a podcast truth that may feel a bit uncomfortable: the personal has never been more political. Allow my paraphrasing of the popular concept to se…
 
Episode 080. “The whole reason I love the solo episodes is because they're an opportunity to speak directly to your listener.“ ~Andrea Klunder On this episode, I'm answering a question which comes to us from a conversation that I was having with Kim Wensel from Pattern of Purpose Podcast. What do you think about solo episodes? Do I really have to d…
 
Episode 079. “I think that it really takes a lot of courage to be able to say, you know what? It doesn’t have to look like this; I don’t have to do it this way.“ ~Kelly Covert For many, ‘tis the season to feel less than despite all you’ve accomplished. The twelfth month generally triggers an inevitable flurry of to-do list exercises, goal-setting a…
 
Episode 078. “I wanted to have a platform where there could be messy conversations." ~Lisa Lackey, Insideout Conversations Question: What to do when your podcast is technically and thematically sound but… your engagement numbers could use some improvement? your show’s promotional voice doesn’t reflect your evolution as a podcaster? your strategy fo…
 
Episode 077. “This is a pet peeve of mine, when hosts tell you in the intro all the things that you are about to hear in the interview, so that when you do hear it in the interview, it’s no longer fresh because you already told me about it in the intro." ~Andrea Klunder, Your Podcast Boss Last week, I was driving down the road on a sunny day in my …
 
Episode 076. “So, for people who are at podcast envy, stop envying and start doing." ~Debbie Arcangeles The odds of duplicating Debbie Arcangeles’ podcasting success appear to be on par with capturing a real, live rainbow unicorn. Her show, The Offbeat Life, started raking in dollars well before its first anniversary - to the tune of five figures a…
 
Episode 075. “You may be thinking… okay Andrea, that’s ridiculous! If you are deaf you obviously don’t listen to podcasts — just like if you are blind you obviously don’t watch videos… except that’s not true, or at least that’s a very limited way to consider the question. And you are missing a whole segment of the population!" ~Andrea Klunder I jus…
 
For opera to remain vibrant, its stories must reflect a multitude of experiences, and its productions must adapt to unconventional spaces. Both characteristics were in full effect on October 10, 2020, when OFAV (Opera for All Voices), in association with PortSide New York, staged a performance of Is This America? on the deck of an oil tanker docked…
 
Episode 074. “I make this show because if you just boiled me down into a soup, I'm a storyteller." ~Adrien Behn Behind every podcast with a lush soundscape is a creator who’s spent hours extracting just the right notes from her recording of an ambient flute. Adrien Behn is that podcaster. As the voice and vision behind Strangers Abroad, she takes a…
 
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